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Written by Jason Cockcroft
Illustrated by A World Book Day Illustrator 2019Write A Review
An unusual pet leads to all sorts of excitement and fun for a little boy and his dog in this charming picture book by Jason Cockroft. Children will love the idea of having a dinosaur to look after, and in a range of beautifully observed and illustrated domestic scenes, we see a little boy coping with breakfast, a trip to the park, bath and bedtime. New parents will understand exactly how the little boy feels, and his struggle to keep his dinosaur happy and clean will resonate with anyone who’s spent a day caring for a toddler. This fun story is perfect for sharing. ~ Andrea Reece
The Editor at Nosy Crow says: “I love dinosaurs and this book is perfectly pitched for dino-mad preschoolers. The wry humour is perfectly understated and there’s a brilliant counterpoint between words and images that children AND parents will love.”
What would you do if a dinosaur turned up on your doorstep? Well, that's exactly what happens to the little boy in this brilliantly illustrated, witty picture book. He must learn exactly how to look after his dinosaur: what to feed it for breakfast, where to take it for walks and, most importantly of all, how exactly to deal with its dinosaur-sized poo!
|Publication date:||1st June 2017|
|Illustrator:||A World Book Day Illustrator 2019|
|Publisher:||Nosy Crow Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
Jason Cockcroft was born in New Zealand, and raised in Leeds, West Yorkshire. He graduated from Falmouth School of Art in 1994 and has been working as an illustrator of children/s books ever since. Jason has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway award and he won the inaugural Blue Peter Book Award in 2000 for his work on Geraldine McCaughrean’s A Pilgrim's Progress and was the illustrator on the original covers of the final three Harry Potter novels. He is also an accomplished watercolour artist and portrait painter. When he's not drawing and painting, he's usually ...More About Jason Cockcroft
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