Trouble At the Dinosaur Cafeby Brian Moses, Garry Parsons
All is quiet in the Dinosaur Cafe until big bully Tyrannosaurus bursts in, demanding more than vegetarian fare! After he threatens to put all the herbivores into a dinosaur stew, they decide to retaliate and call in their secret weapon – Terry Triceratops who delivers a whack and a smack and a three-pronged attack! And with big bully T-Rex cowering in the… See more details below
All is quiet in the Dinosaur Cafe until big bully Tyrannosaurus bursts in, demanding more than vegetarian fare! After he threatens to put all the herbivores into a dinosaur stew, they decide to retaliate and call in their secret weapon – Terry Triceratops who delivers a whack and a smack and a three-pronged attack! And with big bully T-Rex cowering in the corner, the rest of the dinosaurs join in and tickle him till he's helpless with laughter. As T-Rex eventually escapes, he agrees to end his bullying ways. A triumph for the peace-loving dinos!
- Penguin UK
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.00(w) x 11.85(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Brian Moses writes and edits poetry and picture books for children. He runs writing workshops and performs his own poetry in schools nationwide. His poetry is featured extensively in anthologies and in programmes for schools on BBC Radio. Garry Parsons is a young and increasingly popular illustrator. Having trained in animation, he is now known for his successful picture books including Billy's Bucket (Random), Emily's Perfect Pet (Gullane), and the forthcoming Stuck in the Mud which Puffin is publishing in 2006.
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"Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe" is an amazing book that will have any child begging to hear it again and again! The story starts on a happy day at the dinosaur cafe, all the herbivore dinosaurs enjoying their plant foods. All of a sudden, the scary Tyranasaurus Rex storms in, looking for some meat! As all chaos breaks out, Iggy Iguanadon is smart enough to call the tough Terry Triceratops. Terry comes to the aide of his friends, and all the dinosaurs work together to overcome the big bully beast. As a preschool teacher, I can guarantee that young children will love hearing it again and again. I was lucky enough to find this book on tape years ago. We have listened to "Dinosaur Cafe" so much this year that the children have the entire book memorized, from the begining title to the ending line. They even use their excited, nervous, scared, relieved voices at the right time! During free-play time every day at least three children will ask to listen to 'Dinosaur Cafe' on tape. When playing with toy dinosaurs, they retell the story, picking out the correct dinosaur for each character. As entertaining as this book is, it is also a great gateway to academic lessons. It is a way to teach the differences between herbivores and carnivores, the specific names of various dinoasaurs, etc. It is also a great way to discuss bullying, helping friends in tough situations, and working together as a group to overcome a shared obstacle. This us a 'must have' book for every family and every preschool class!