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.
'Perfect for pre-school paleontologists! … A joy to share any time of day'
'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'
'A joy … Gabby Dawnay’s rhyming text scans perfectly, and is pleasingly complemented by Alex Barrow’s simple, impactful illustrations'
Teach Early Years
'A funny imagining of what it would be like to have your very own pet dinosaur'
Two in a Tepee
'Perfect for those little dinosaur lovers'
'A beautiful book that is fun and vibrant. The story is easy to read and imaginative, with wonderful illustrations on every page'
'A brilliant, fun, rhyming book that every child I’ve shared with loves'