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Dinosaur Trouble (Young Puffin Story Books) [Paperback]

Dick King-Smith
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3 Aug 2006 Young Puffin Story Books

'T. rex! T. rex! Run!'

The terrible Tyrannosaurus rex is scaring all the dinosaur families that live on the Great Plain. Nosy, the little pterodactyl, and his great friend Banty, the apatosaurus, agree that T. rex has got to be stopped. But how?

Luckily Nosy has a plan ...

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (3 Aug 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141318457
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141318455
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dick King-Smith was a Gloucestershire farmer until the age of 45, when he gave up farming to become a primary school teacher. Now a bestselling full-time author, his work has received many awards including a Bronze Medal for the Smarties Prize of 1997 for All Because of Jackson and the Children's Book Award in 1995 for Harriet's Hare. In 1992, he was also voted Children's Author of the Year. In 1995, his top-selling title The Sheep-Pig was developed into a box-office movie, BABE, introducing hundreds of thousands of youngsters to his work.

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Booklist Nosy, a newly hatched pterodactyl, emerges from his shell peppering his mother with questions. From her answers he quickly learns a number of big words about himself: nidifugous, pterodactyl, pulchritudinous, and nomenclature. And that’s just in the first four pages. His utter faith in his mother’s wisdom falters when he spies a young apatosaurus by the river, whom his mother dismisses as a “second-class creature.” (At the same time, the apatosaurus mother calls the pterodactyls “much inferior to us.”) Nosy seeks out the dino anyway, and the two eventually unite their families. Together they devise a plan to end the tyrannosaurus rex’s reign of terror and have more success than anticipated. Much of the book’s humor relies on wordplay and the juxtaposition of the clever mothers next to their dim-witted husbands. Frequent black-and-white cartoon illustrations, both inset and full page, enliven the text and add a light comic tone. C

About the Author

Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, and afterwards spent twenty years as a farmer in Gloucestershire, the county of his birth. Many of his stories are inspired by his farming experiences. Later he taught at a village primary school. His first book, The Fox Busters, was published in 1978. He wrote a great number of children's books, including The Sheep-Pig (winner of the Guardian Award and filmed as Babe), Harry's Mad, Noah's Brother, The Hodgeheg, Martin's Mice, Ace, The Cuckoo Child and Harriet's Hare (winner of the Children's Book Award in 1995). At the British Book Awards in 1991 he was voted Children's Author of the Year. In 2009 he was made OBE for services to children's literature. Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of eighty-eight.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Dinosaurs are troublesome 13 Jan 2008
Nosy, a young pterodactyl makes friends with Banty, a young brontosaurus, despite the disapproval of their parents. When the pterodactyls save Banty from the terrible tyrannosaurus rex, the adult dinosaurs become great friends as well. Nosy comes up with a plan to reach T. rex a lesson he won't forget in a hurry - and the dinosaurs live together happily ever after. This book explains that people are different and that doesn't matter at all because everyone can be friends! I would rate this book 9/ 10. This book is great for 5 - 7, fine for 8 - 10 and ok for everyone else.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good for older children 5 Jan 2011
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Not suitable for under 5's. The cover is misleading, content heavy on story. Great for an older child already reading well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas stocking filler 27 Dec 2013
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bought for my 6 year old Grandaughter for a Christmas stocking filler, I'm sure she'll love it as she loves anything to do with dinosaurs
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for younger Dino fans 11 Nov 2013
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Humorous book feat meat and plant eating dinosaurs learning how to get along together and appreciate the differences - obvious parallels for children! We enjoyed the book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dinosaur Trouble 20 May 2013
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This book was bought for my nephew as a Christmas present and he loved it a few years ago now.
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