Tom and the Dinosaur Egg by Ian Beck


Tom and the Dinosaur Egg by Ian Beck

One cold morning, while walking on the beach, Tom finds something strange in a tangle of seaweed. He frees it and carries it back to the lighthouse to show to his grandfather. His grandfather realizes it is an egg, but what sort of egg? They decide to keep it warm and see what happens. One morning, Tom notices a crack, and much to his surprise, a baby dinosaur emerges from the shell! Tom's egg was a dinosaur egg. Day by day the dinosaur grows bigger and bigger and bigger until he becomes a bit of a problem. What will Tom do? Find out in this wonderful adventure story featuring a boy, an egg, an unusual pet and an epic journey. Thrillingly told with exquisite artwork, this book is perfect for dinosaur-mad boys and girls.


Friendship, adventure and a happy ending! Prima Baby and Pregnancy Pure fun The Times With themes of heroism, bravery and empathy, this is an ideal reading book for younger readers to be shared or enjoyed alone -- Louise Ellis-Barrett Ian Beck's intelligent tale is lined up with the authors own exciting comic strip style story-telling South Wales Argus Ian Beck's delightful illustrations and his clear, simple text will make this book a favorite for children from age 4-7 while much younger children will relish having the story read to them and sharing the pictures The School Librarian

About the Author

Ian Beck

Ian Beck was born in Hove on the Sussex coast in 1947. At the age of thirteen, after seeing an exhibition of drawings for the Radio Times, he was fired with enthusiasm about illustration and began attending Saturday painting classes at the nearby Brighton College of Art.

Ian has worked in many fields of illustration. He's been involved in the record industry, and painted the cover of one of the most popular records of all time: Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'. One of Ian's titles, Lost in Snow, was made into an animated film for TV and his books have now sold a million copies worldwide.

Q & A with Ian Beck

1. When did you first start to write stories or draw?

2. In general, where do your ideas come from?

3. What made you write this book?

4. What have you enjoyed most about working on this book?

5. What is your earliest memory?

6. What did you enjoy most at school?

7. Of all the places you have lived, where have you felt most at home and why?

8. Is there a particular holiday destination that you have visited that you would love to return to?

9. Is there anything you’d like to tell us about your pets, past or present?

10. What would you say is your greatest talent?

11. What new skill – it can be anything at all – would you love to learn?

12. What is the most unusual job you have done?

13. What is your most treasured possession?

14. Is there a particular book, author, or film that had a great impact on you in your childhood?

15. What are your hobbies?

Listening to film music and going to the cinema as often as possible.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: from 5 to 7


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Publication date

3rd July 2008



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