The Girl and the Dinosaur (Paperback)
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The Girl and the Dinosaur (Paperback)

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£7.99
Paperback 32 Pages
Published: 03/09/2020
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Waterstones Says

Bedecked with simply stunning, richly atmospheric illustrations from Sarah Massini, Holly Hughes's rhyming marvel is a gently fantastical fable about the power of dreams and dinosaurs summoned by imagination.

A masterpiece of storytelling with evocative and stunning illustrations, destined to be read for years to come

'Superb watercolour illustrations by Sarah Massini and a lively rhyming narrative all contribute to making this a classic book for keeps' Irish Examiner

The wishing stars burn bright tonight, the air is thick with dreams,

And a deeply sleeping dinosaur is waking up, it seems . . .

In a town by the seaside, Marianne is often seen foraging on the beach. But she isn’t playing with children her own age. Instead Marianne is alone, and digging for dinosaur bones to build a special sort of companion. Then, one night, she goes to sleep wishing with all her heart that her dinosaur might come to life . . .

A very rare and special book where the words and pictures take you on a magical journey far beyond the page.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408880548
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 300 x 237 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Beautifully written, and enhanced by stunning illustrations from Sarah Massini, this is a delightful book - The Sun

Superb watercolour illustrations by Sarah Massini and a lively rhyming narrative all contribute to making this a classic book for keeps - Irish Examiner

It’s a lovely tale, beautifully illustrated and captures the magic of children’s imagination - Book Activist

Marianne – a modern Mary Anning - Storytime Books - Books of the Month

Older nursey children and reception and year 1 classes will love this book - Nursery World

With evocative and stunning illustrations, this is a special book where the words and pictures take all children on a magical journey far beyond the page - Creative Steps

A seaside adventure with a difference, to delight dreamers and dinosaur enthusiasts especially - Books For Keeps

Books like this remain an important way to challenge typical gender stereotypes. This is a dreamy, wonderful book and one that I highly recommend. - TES

From the boldly-illustrated front cover to the very end, this large paperback book looks and feels special. The author captures the essence of childhood imagination so perfectly, and I know this is a book we will return to again and again - Toddle About

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“a sweet story with very lovely illustrations ”

A beautiful dinosaur dream party!

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 59

“Just gorgeous!”

Lovely story with absolutely gorgeous illustrations!
A book to be treasured by all.

Hardback edition
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Nicole @hemelwstones

“Truliwondersaurusy!”

Rich with swirling illustrations that come to life my daughter and I were entranced from the first page following Marianne on her magical adventure.
Told in short rhyming verses this is a joyous read of a girl who has... More

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