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Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish Hardcover – 9 Nov 1972

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd (9 Nov. 1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241022347
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241022344
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 0.5 x 28.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,389,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Foreman's numerous books for children have earned him widespread recognition as one of the world's most celebrated illustrators. He has worked on a vast range of children's books, and has collaborated with many great authors including Michael Morpurgo and Terry Jones. He also writes and illustrates his own books, including 'War Boy' and 'War Game' - winners of the Kate Greenaway Award and Smarties Book Prize respectively - and 'After the War was Over'. Michael has also illustrated many classic children's books including 'Treasure Island', 'Peter Pan and Wendy', 'The Wind in the Willows' and 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.




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Michael Foreman is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator.. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By ELH Browning VINE VOICE on 15 Oct. 2007
Format: Paperback
This is a smashing and thought-provoking story which I have enjoyed with my children (6,5,3). The pictures are bright and friendly and I especially liked their rather retro feel, a cross-between 70s mixed with David McKee's style. And then I looked at the copyright information to discover that this book was actually first published in 1972 and that's why it has the feel of picture books from my childhood. I'm not surprised though that it remains in print today - the message remains good, and is probably even more relevant to today's children, more timely given the growth of the Green movement in the 21st century.
In a nutshell, a man sees a star and sets his sights upon it. In order to reach it he has to build a rocket and in doing so destroys his own environment with deforestation to provide fuel for factories, factories everywhere belching out filthy smoke, and piles of waste heaped high. The man reaches the faraway star but it is empty and devoid of life and beauty. All he can see is his own planet far away in the distance. Meanwhile on earth the heat of the smouldering rubbish awakens dormant dinosaurs who emerge and are appalled at the state of the planet. They set about cleaning up and foliage and flowers repopulate the Earth. When the man returns he sees that the Earth is a beautiful place and learns valuable lessons about looking after the place you live for everyone to enjoy. A great book for an at-home bookcase or a useful resource for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children (ages 2-7).
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Dec. 2000
Format: Paperback
Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish ia a modern myth. Although it is a picture book it holds a very strong message about the environment.I would suggest that it is suitable for very young children, as the illustrations are fantastic, but also older children because of the message it conveys. I am a trainee primary school teacher and have used it in RE and Literacy lessons. The book has, in a light hearted way helped the children to think about the environmental issues. Using the text as a starting point the year 6 (10-11 year olds) pupils made posters and leaflets encouraging other pupils to think more carefully about the world. They also wrote letters to the local MP to ask what he was doing in our area to try to cut down on pollution. The 10 and 11 year old children really did enjoy the book, and the work that came from it. This book is well worth buying, it's EXCELLENT!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. Munday on 16 Sept. 2008
Format: Paperback
A wonderful book that brings back many personal childhood memories! Extremely thought-provoking and accentuated by illustrations that are as memorable as they are loveable. This short children's book is clearly to be enjoyed by Years 1 and 2, but as ever is dependant upon ability.

The story at face value is of a businessman's new ambition to build a rocket and fly to the moon. The process of building the rocket severely damages the delicate forest and grassland surrounding him and his company, but he succeeds in his aim nonetheless. But when he lands on the moon, he realises that there is nothing much to see... apart from Earth.

The moral to the book is then spiced up with living dinosaurs that decide to break up all the rubbish and clutter that the man has made. This element to the book then suggests to the child that we should all appreciate how fragile and beautiful our planet is and that we should take responsibility in looking after it.

The strong environmental message was ground-breaking for its original release in 1972 and is still as powerful as it was back then. It has been argued by critics that the underlying thoughts are bland and an attempt to condition children into becoming green. Personally, I see this modern fable to be a magnificent accomplishment that should be celebrated at every opportunity and is a great basis to make future generations conscious of mankind's role in looking after the planet.

Additionally, working with the over-sized edition is a great way to further enhance the interaction between the class and teacher.
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Format: Paperback
I bought this book for my daughters and as presents for their little chums as I remember it vividly from my childhood, and think it may have played a part in the way I live my life today. Having just re-read it, the story is just as great now as it was then. The tale has real resonance with society's growing environmental awareness, and I think it powerfully gets that message across to little ones in a positive and optimistic way. Great colourful illustrations and simple text, I think it'll be loved by my soon to be three your old (when she gets her hands on it next week for her birthday). And in response to the negative review on here, who cares that dinosaurs haven't really been hiding under the ground for a few hundred years - if we restricted kids books and stories to scientific fact only, I think we'd all be much the poorer! Alice in Wonderland? Hogwarts? Narnia? Gulliver? Beatrix Potter? I could go on all day!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kay Bu on 25 Jan. 2007
Format: Paperback
I have read and taught with this book with children from 3 to 8 years old and, without exception, they have been fascinated and moved by the book as well as stimulated to think about the effects of all our rubbish on the environment.
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