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How to Grow a Dinosaur

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Albie is a normal little boy who has extraordinary adventures. When he helps his mum in the garden by planting some seeds, he can't quite believe his eyes the next morning. The garden has grown beyond all belief and these are not just any old plants - oh, no - Albie's seeds have grown into great big jurassic jungle. He rushes outside to discover what else has grown - a fan ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's
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I read this book to a nursery class while thinking about the theme/topic of growing. Because we had been talking about seeds and growth the children were really engaged and the book provoked lots of conversation.

Albie is a boy whose Mum ropes him into some gardening and asks him to plant some seeds. Albie does and when he wakes up the next morning something wild has grown! And when he goes exploring he finds some interesting things!

This is a lovely story with some beautiful illustrations. It en
Albie's mother asked Albie to sprinkle some seeds. Next day it was a jungle outside his home. He got chased by a T-Rex, he got picked up by a Pterodactyl, he fed them some Jelly Beans. The T-Rex chomped the branch Albie was in. Albie's adventure was so cool and I liked the ending (about magic seeds).

I have read this book many times.
Kathleen Dixon
James is particularly interested in dinosaurs (as are so many boys and girls) and so we're studying them at the moment. He chose this and two other books today to read and respond to. For this he drew two pictures - one of the tyrannosaurus and stegosaurus fighting, and the other of the jungle that grows outside Albie's bedroom window. James' artwork is quite minimalist (slapdash, one might say) - I guess he's illustrating key points rather than the whole story. He said, "I like that the tyranno ...more
Had to share for my son! I got him this book for easter and I haven read it cover to cover not joking maybe 20 times :-s

Its very good, sometimes I wonder how children understand stories that sometimes adults dont!

Illustrations are beautiful though and he loves looking through :)
Danie Cutter
I thought not bad but little miss loves it, she only got it yesterday and I've had to read it 4 times already today!
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Caryl Hart is a full-time children’s writer who also runs creative workshops with local schools. Her first picture book, Don’t Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate!, won two regional awards in England, and is short-listed for a third. She lives in England with her guitar-playing husband, two cheeky daughters, one extremely fluffy black cat, a goldfish, four hens, and a dog named Roo. As well as writ ...more
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