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Acclaimed comic writers Richard Fairgray and Terry Jones have produced a hilarious and kooky story about a little girl called Wanda and her huge, green, scaly, spiky grandpa.

Acclaimed comic writers Richard Fairgray and Terry Jones have produced a hilarious and kooky story about a little girl called Wanda and her huge, green, scaly, spiky grandpa.


Wanda has noticed some very unusual things about her grandpa...
His pants need tail holes.
He can eat an entire tree.
His footprints attract palaeontologists.
GRANDPA IS A DINOSAUR.
Wanda knows it, but nobody will believe her! So Wanda decides to ask Grandpa herself.

With sly humour lurking in every illustration, MY GRANDPA IS A DINOSAUR is a picture book for all kids who notice things that no one else does.

Reviews

Not many picture books have the word palaeontologist in the text, and not many will have the multi level appeal of this memorable picture book for everybody...a picture book with the aaah and wow factor. If you don’t get this for your school or your children at home you are mad.

Bob Docherty, Bob's Book Blog

This is a fun book that will have children in fits of giggles . . . The illustrations are big, bold, funny and clever with lots of things for little eyes to find and wonder at. Great story for little kids with big imaginations.

Linda Hall, Wairarapa Times-Age Weekend

Every page of My Grandpa is a Dinosaur is laugh-out-loud good. The story of Wanda and her strange family — and the grandpa that nobody believes is a dinosaur — is a classic tale of assuming a narrator is unreliable just because they are a child. Readers will root for Wanda as she attempts to get her friends and family on board with her hypothesis, because of course he is a dinosaur! The illustrations are retro-cool, and the final pages are a hilarious triumph.

The Sapling

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143507192

    May 2, 2016

    Puffin (NZ Juvenile)

    32 pages

    RRP $19.99

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