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  • If I had a dinosaur (If I had a…)

    Gabby Dawnay, Alex Barrow


    As read by Eddie Redmayne on CBeebies' Christmas Day Bedtime Story, a witty and charmingly illustrated tale about a little girl who imagines what it would be like to have a dinosaur of her very own

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    As read by Eddie Redmayne for CBeebies Christmas Day Bedtime Story

    A little girl dreams of having her very own pet. But what kind of animal would make the best companion? A mouse is too small; a cat is too ordinary; and a fish is too… wet! As she plays with her toy dinosaur, inspiration strikes. What about a real, live dinosaur? She could ride it to school. It would need lots of food to eat, a swimming pool to drink from, and a dino flap so it could come and go. At the end of a day spent busily imagining, the girl trudges up to bed with her little plastic dinosaur. As she falls asleep, the dinosaur from her daydreams stands in the garden with its head poking through the bedroom window, making her dreams come true.

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    'Perfect for pre-school paleontologists! … A joy to share any time of day'
    Baby London

    'A must-read for dino fans'
    Angels & Urchins

    'Truly celebrates the power of children’s imagination and their perennial fascination with dinosaurs through cheeky wit and rhyme'
    Early Years Childcarer

    'Gabby Dawnay’s rhyming text and Alex Barrow’s simple yet evocative illustrations combine beautifully … encourages active participation from children'
    Book Trust

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    Book Details

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 26.0 x 23.8 cm

    Extent: 32 pp

    Publication date: 4 January 2018

    ISBN: 9780500651506

    About the Author

    Gabby Dawnay is a writer and poet. She is a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine and a scriptwriter for children’s television.

    Alex Barrow, a London-based illustrator, is the art director for and a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine. Alex and Gabby are the duo behind children’s picture books If I had a dinosaur, A House for Mouse and A Song for Bear, all published by Thames & Hudson.