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There's a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor

Written by Wade Bradford

Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

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LoveReading View on There's a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor

The tension mounts in this amusing and engaging picture book as hotel guest Mr Snore ascends floor by floor to find a comfortable room in which to sleep. Multi-occupancy seems to be the norm, and each room he’s offered already has a sleeping resident – a mouse, a pig, spiders … At last he falls asleep in a room on the 13th floor and only the readers see whose room he’s sharing! The illustrations are full of details and little extras that remind us just how busy and unusual this hotel is. Great fun!


Andrea Reece

There's a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor Synopsis

Welcome to the Sharemore Hotel, said the porter. You must be Mr Snore. Let me show you to your room... Mr Snore checks into a hotel room, only to discover that the room is already occupied - by a mouse! So the porter moves Mr Snore up a floor to a new room. Alas, that room seems to be occupied by a fuzzy critter, too. Up thirteen floors, one floor at a time, Mr Snore gets moved and moved again until the porter has run out of options for his guest. Why? Because there is absolutely no way anyone should EVER go to the top floor, the 13th floor, in the hope of finding room and rest...

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ISBN: 9781406382556
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406382556
Publication date: 1st November 2018
Author: Wade Bradford
Illustrator: Kevin Hawkes
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers

About Wade Bradford

Wade Bradford's picture books include Why Do I Have to Make My Bed?, illustrated by Johanna van der Sterre and Around the World in a Bathtub, illustrated by Micha Archer. Wade lives with his family in California, USA, where he teaches English and directs plays with a local theatre company. In addition to writing children's books, Wade is a playwright with over twenty plays to his credit. Find him online at and on Twitter as @dramaplays. Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of many award-winning books for children, including Library Lion, written by Michelle Knudsen, Weslandia and City Circus, ...

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