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The Dinosaur Games [Kindle Edition]

David Bedford , Dankerleroux
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Titus the T-Rex is ready for the Great Dinosaur Games. He may only be young, but he’s a tough lizard king and he’s out to win everything! Or so he thinks. He’s not built for hurdles and swimming isn’t easy when you’ve never learnt how. But with a meteor on its way to Earth, everything is set to change. Titus may not win a race, but he might just save one . . .

A funny, fast-paced rhyming text with spectacular sporty illustrations.


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Ready, steady, RAAAAAAH!

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Titus the T-Rex is ready for the Great Dinosaur Games. He may only be young, but he’s a tough lizard king and he’s out to win everything! Or so he thinks . . . He’s not built for hurdles and swimming isn’t easy when you’ve never learnt how. But with a meteor on its way to Earth, everything is set to change. Titus may not win a race, but he might just save one! A funny, fast-paced rhyming text with spectacular sporty illustrations.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1960 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Illustrated edition edition (1 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0091T3N96
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #389,255 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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David Bedford is an acclaimed author of over 70 books for children, and has an international reputation as a speaker, creative writing tutor, and nurturer of children's reading.

Born in England, David worked as a biologist for 10 years, in both the UK and USA. With colleagues at Stanford University, his work was to invent new ways to make antibiotics and other life-saving medicines.

Among David's children's books are the best-sellers Big Bear, Little Bear, Mole's In Love and Roo the Roaring Dinosaur. Altogether, David's books have been translated in more than 35 countries around the world, from Iceland to Australia, Brazil to Thailand, and many places in between.

His latest title, Roo the Roaring Dinosaur, is the result of a 6-year collaboration with friend and illustrator of the popular 'Lettice the Rabbit' series, Mandy Stanley. David writes, 'Roo has been our pet project - our Friday project. We wanted to develop something slowly, something different to our other books. And we wanted to learn from each other, and see just how good we could make it. Only at the very last stage did we involve a publisher - and, luckily for us, Simon & Schuster UK jumped at it.'

In 'The Team' series, David used his training as a scientist to invent a soccer-playing robot character in a successful series of nine short novels.

David regularly visits schools to motivate children to read, and teach story-writing techniques to children and adults (usually teachers). He was one of the first Patrons of Reading in the UK, and is a British Council trained Active Citizen in 'boy's reading'. David visits schools as far afield as Spain, Jordan and China.

Working with leading UK charity, the National Literacy Trust, David helps to deliver the Premier League Reading Stars programme in schools, motivating children to read through their interest in soccer.

David Bedford lives by the sea in Norfolk, England, with his wife and two children.

For more info about David's books and activities, see www.davidbedford.co.uk

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hyped up to win 13 Aug. 2012
By Ayami VINE VOICE
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The Dinosaur Games has been one of the best books I've had for my 3 year old nephew. This book by David Bedford and Dankerleroux is incredibly colourful and the dinosaurs are very friendly looking. I'm very bad for hyping my nephew up saying we're going to win things even though it gives him confidence to try just as Titus the dinosaur does in this book but he ends up failing at the hurdles, swimming and football and wanting to give up just as my nephew does.

The next part involves an asteroid plummeting to earth which I wasn't sure my nephew was going to like but thankfully the book does end well and even manages to get a giggle out of my nephew. Each of the activities covered are things my nephew understands (maybe less so with hurdling although he has been watching the Olympics) and it does give a great message that even though you may not be good at some sports you can find something you are good at.

The story that goes along with the pictures rhymes and matches each picture perfectly. There's always at least one full size picture then one to four smaller pictures on the opposite page. Unlike some books there's not really much you can go back through the pictures to point out but it's still one that always grabs my nephew's attention and he asks to be read several times one after the other. Thank goodness it doesn't get on my nerves.

This is a larger paperback book and a few of the corners have creases after being read regularly but each page is good quality paper so haven't ripped. I would definitely recommend this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable rhyming picture book 13 July 2012
By K. Wright VINE VOICE
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Written in rhyme, 'The Dinosaur Games,' tells the story of Titus the T-Rex who doesn't do well at Olympic sports and all the other dinosaurs beat him. However, when a meteor is heading for the Earth, Titus manages to whack the fiery ball and in doing so saves his friends and invents a new game. This is a bright, enjoyable and well-written story and my class of 7 and 8 year old really enjoyed it, although it would also be suitable for children from around 3 years and up. The Olympics theme is very topical at the moment and the message of taking part, trying your best and winning and losing are great for kids. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for my 3 year old 19 July 2012
By SJSmith TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I'm reviewing this as I reflect on how my son has been during the handful of times we've read it. As an avid "reader" he loves books with a good story as well as good pictures and I think this one achieved more on the picture front for him. The story itself is okay and as most reviewers who have it at this time of year are commenting on, it is linked nicely with the Olympics. I had to change the baseball at the end to rounders so he understood more but he loved the meteor link from having read Aliens in Underpants Save the World. I don't think it is a book I would necessarily have bought at full price for him but it would have been a great addition to a collection of books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Topical and my son enjoys it 14 July 2012
By SilentSinger TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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My son will turn five soon and loves reading with us prior to going to bed. He's rather taken by this colourful book consisting of a series of rhymes telling the story of naughty Titus, who tries, unsuccessfully, to succeed in various sporting events prior to a life changing meteor hurtling towards the Earth causes panic and consternation. I don't think authors can go wrong with books written about dinosaurs - children seem hooked and they're very easy-on-the-eye for parents to read over and over again.

In conclusion: a great book, perfectly timed to tie in with the Olympic Games.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gold Medal for this One! 26 Jun. 2012
By Angela TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Dinosaur stories are always of appeal to young children in my experience, and this one is a real winner. It tells the story of a young T-Rex called Titus who enters the dinosaur games thinking that he will win everything being a "tough lizard king". Several sports later and somewhat thwarted by various humorous events he is failing and calling for his mum when fate intervenes. Will Titus be able to help the dinosaurs and save them from the meteor? To find out you will have to read the book.

This is a delightful book that my 5 year old loved from the very first read. The rhyming text, of which there is a small amount on each brightly illustrated page, flows well and it's perfect bedtime story length. We love looking at the pictures together which are full of little details and in a cartoon style that works well with the story. For dinosaur fans there are maybe not many dinosaur names but Titus is a loveable character and the story works well being both quite funny and having a gentle moral and a satisfying end.

I think this would appeal to any child from around age 2 up to early school age - my daughter likes reading it herself and having it read to her in equal measures. It's a lovely book and one that both of us are enjoying very much. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dinolympics! 27 Jun. 2012
By K. Z. Sobol TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This is the story of Titus the T-Rex, a proud young dinosaur who boasts to all that he will triumph at the Dinosaur Games. It doesn't quite go according to his plans and Titus storms off in frustration.

Titus pulls himself out of his huff and turns it all around when the lives of all of the dinosaurs are endangered - it looks like all of his effort may will be in vain, but then inspiration strikes (and so does Titus!)

The ending gives a nice "origin" of a famous American game, which I wasn't sure that my children would recognise, but they did and they thoroughly enjoyed the lyrical rhyming story alongside the vibrant, eye-catching illustrations.

This story is particularly topical this year, with the Olympics coming to London in 2012 and will prove a hit will all children who like sport in general, the Olympics in particular or dinosaurs. I have two daughters, aged 4 and nearly 6 and they both loved it. There are lovely bright colours throughout, with reds, blues, pinks/purples and turquoises. My elder daughter is taking this book into her reception class to share as the Olympics is one of their themes this term.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great book
Published 24 days ago by mrs c parker
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent buy good story kept kids happy would recommend to others.
Published 7 months ago by arry
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic book
very funny book. Kids and adults will enjoy reading together.

Bought it as a return gift for my daughter's birthday. Kids were pleased
Published 12 months ago by Abhi T
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book
Excellent value for money. A lovely book which is very well read in our house. Cousin is the author so that is another reason for its popularity !!!!!
Published 13 months ago by Anita
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Son likes it, Thinks the story line is quite funny.
Some of the long dinosaur names are quite changeling when your reading quickly lol and that makes him laugh even more .
Published 14 months ago by MichelleITR
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book!
I bought this book for my 2yr old daughter who loves anything to do with Dinosaurs! The pictures are very colourful & fun, the rhyming story is lovely and the sound effects (any... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy
Bought for only 99p, very good value and very good kids story, well worth a read, my kids seem to enjoy it :)
Published 23 months ago by nickla
5.0 out of 5 stars Best games ever
My son loved this book. Titus T-Rex is his favourite, especially when he saves the day. A must for any dinosaur crazy children and great value at 99p.
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok, but poor story
Lovely pictures, but the story didn't really grip my 4 year old. Added to this, crediting the dinosaurs with the invention of baseball was a step too far!!
Published on 10 Sept. 2012 by Cath B
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely illustrations and rhymes
The story is about the young T-rex who, it turns out, isn't that great at sport. Basically he gets beaten at everything. Read more
Published on 18 Aug. 2012 by C. Verspeak
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