The Dirty Great Dinosaur by Martin Waddell


The Dirty Great Dinosaur by Martin Waddell

Grrrrrr! Look out! Here comes the Dirty Great Dinosaur! It's huge! It's hungry! It's the DIRTY GREAT DINOSAUR! He's going to eat anything in his way! Only Hal (and his little dog Billy) can stop the hungry beastie, because they know just how to calm that Dirty Great Dinosaur down ...Let Hal and Billy show you how to calmly deal with temper tantrums of monstrous proportions! World renowned storyteller Martin Waddell has created a dynamic and action-packed text which perfectly matches this exciting picture book debut from fabulous new illustrator, Leonie Lord.


'The Stomping, hungry dinosaur who crashes through the pages of this strikingly illustrated book was an instant hit in our house. It's funny, a bit of silly and fast moving.'

's Books Quarterly Brilliant fun to read aloud. Cork Evening Echo A stompingly impressive creation. School Librarian A very funny and cleverly written book. Bournemouth Daily Echo Lots of quirky illustrations. Baby London'

About the Author

Martin Waddell

As a child

I've been blown up, buried alive and had cancer as an adult, and survived all these experiences, so I'm a very lucky man. I live where I lived as a child, and nearly all my stories come from things that have happened to me here, at the foot of the Mountain of Mourne.

As an artist
I work in an old stone barn beside my home, and dream my stories in the garden and on long walks on the beach in front of my house. I never write anywhere else. This is where I belong.

Things you didn't know about Martin Waddell

I can wiggle my ears. I am a very noisy tennis player. I had a cat that could open doors. My dog hears my stories before I write them. I scored a hat trick on my debut in adult football, but wound up as a goalkeeper. I used to run a junk stall. I like bringing up egg-shaped stones from the beach to my garden. I like apple tarts. I hate onions. I’m a happy man

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32 pages


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Publication date

3rd September 2009



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