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The Girl and the Dinosaur


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The wishing stars burn bright that night, the air is thick with dreams, and a deeply sleeping dinosaur is waking up, it seems . . .

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Hollie Hughes is a hugely talented picture book author. Having three children of her own, she is perfectly tuned in to the reading habits and tastes of young children. She is the author of The Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth, as well as the glorious Princess Swashbuckle. Hollie lives in Essex with her family. Sarah Massini studied Graphic Design in Manchester and followed careers in corporate design and children's book design before settling down to pursue her life-long dream of illustrating books. Sarah's first picture book for Bloomsbury was Kiss It Better by Smriti Prasadam-Halls. She lives in Sussex with her husband Peter, her son Mathew and her mad terrier Tess.


Beautifully written, and enhanced by stunning illustrations from Sarah Massini, this is a delightful book * The Sun *
Superb watercolour illustrations by Sarah Massini and a lively rhyming narrative all contribute to making this a classic book for keeps * Irish Examiner *
It's a lovely tale, beautifully illustrated and captures the magic of children's imagination * Book Activist *
Marianne - a modern Mary Anning * Storytime Books - Books of the Month *
Older nursey children and reception and year 1 classes will love this book * Nursery World *
With evocative and stunning illustrations, this is a special book where the words and pictures take all children on a magical journey far beyond the page * Creative Steps *
A seaside adventure with a difference, to delight dreamers and dinosaur enthusiasts especially * Books For Keeps *
Books like this remain an important way to challenge typical gender stereotypes. This is a dreamy, wonderful book and one that I highly recommend. * TES *

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