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Dinosaur Trouble By Dick King-Smith

Dinosaur Trouble
by Dick King-Smith

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'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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Dinosaur Trouble by Dick King-Smith

'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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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 Dick King-Smith


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.

Additional information

GOR000958814
Dinosaur Trouble by Dick King-Smith
Dick King-Smith
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2006-08-03
144
0141318457
9780141318455
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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