Dilly the Dinosaur by Tony Bradman


Dilly the Dinosaur by Tony Bradman

Introducing Dilly, the world's naughtiest dinosaur, by internationally acclaimed author, Tony Bradman. Reissued in a special 30th anniversary edition. In his first four stories, Dilly the Dinosaur gets up to all sorts of mischief. When he decides he doesn't want to wash any more, Dilly ends up becoming a very smelly dinosaur indeed! And when he's told he can't have his birthday every day he gets very grumpy. And you know what happens when Dilly gets grumpy...cover your ears, here comes the ultra-special, 150-mph SUPER SCREAM! Tony Bradman's dinosaur stories are the most fun books for early readers you're likely to come across. Kids aged 5 and up will love Dilly the Dinosaur. Look out for Tony's other books: Flora the Fairy Polly and the Pirates; and, The Surprise Party.

About the Author

Tony Bradman

Tony Bradman was born in 1954 (not during the Jurassic era, as his children have been known to claim). He went to school in London, and then Cambridge University. After university he worked in the music press, then became Deputy Editor of Parents magazine, and began reviewing children’s books. He had his first book for children published in 1985 and became a full-time author in 1987.

Tony loves films and popular culture. He lives in Beckenham, Kent with his wife Sally and their three children Emma, Helen and Thomas and Rufus the cat.


If you were a Viking warrior, what would your name be? And what about your battle cry?

Which of the places in the book would you most like to visit: Russia, Norway or Constantinople? Why?

If you were a Viking warrior, and could have any person from history/film/books in your gang – who would you choose? And Why? What would the gang be called?

I’d pick all the great Viking warriors – Harald Hardnut, Erik Bloodaxe, the Godwin brothers Tostig and Harold, maybe Thor the Norse God, Beowulf, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Boromir and Faramir from Lord of the Rings and loads of others. What would we be called? Why The Cool Vikings, of course!

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

8th September 2016



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