What If a Dinosaur: There's a Diplodocus at the Door! by Alexandra Koken, Ruth Symons


What If a Dinosaur: There's a Diplodocus at the Door! by Alexandra Koken, Ruth Symons

Join Diplodocus as he goes to the zoo, gets a job and has a shower. Along the way, discover just how long, loud and greedy he really was! Have you ever wondered how dinosaurs would cope if theywere alive today? What if they went to the dentist? What if they went to a birthday party? What if they came round for dinner? What if a dinosaur...? gives young readers a simple introduction to four dinosaur species: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. By imagining dinosaurs in modern-day scenarios, readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, a Stegosaurus weighed as much as three cars - so just imagine how it would play on a seesaw! Engaging question and answer format will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain dinosaur facts.


'With lively illustrations and funny situations, dinosaurs are introduced in an amusing way, making this title... ideal for younger readers.' - CBI Children's Book Festival'

About the Author

Ruth Symons is an emerging author and has recently turned her hand to writing children's books. Ruth has written several QED titles previously, including publications from the 'Spot The..' and the popular 'What If A Dino' series. Aleksei Bitskoff always loved to draw as a child, covering his exercise books in doodles. His illustration for the AOI's Transport For London competition was exhibited in the summer and his story Me and You gained 3rd place in the Macmillan Prize. He has also been highly commended in the Cheltenham Illustration Award.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

1st July 2013



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