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Stonely's Pet Dinosaur

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Stonely’s Pet Dinosaur follows Stonely, a determined young cave boy, in his quest to find the perfect pet dinosaur. Accompanied by his ever supportive dad, Stonely sets off on a journey to Jet’s Pets Seaside Shop, where he meets a roaring red dino that is sure to impress his friends. Along the way, the young cave boy is faced with challenges and tricky problems to solve, u ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 31st 2014 by Rowanvale Books (first published 2014)
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Steve Conoboy
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Poor Stonely has to look out of his window every morning and see his best friend Fred walking his prize-winning dinosaur pet. It's just not fair. Stonely wants one too. He asks Dad if he can have one too, and Dad agrees! But sometimes things aren't that simple. Getting a pet is one thing. Encouraging it to win prizes is a whole different matter...

Naomi really flies along with this great premise for a story. Going to the pet shop and seeing the absolute perfect animal is a recognisable experience
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Nicola Winsland
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Picture the scene if you will.
It is Friday afternoon. There is a class of twenty eight tired and fidgety little Reception learners sitting on the carpet. Seated in front of them is the class teacher. She tells the tired and fidgety little learners that she is about to read them an exciting story. She also tells them that the exciting story is a rhyming story, filled with wonderful bright and colourful illustrations. As the tired and fidgety little learners begin to settle and become a little les
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Karen Hall
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Stonely's Pet Dinosaur is going to be a big winner with dino-mad kids - can you even imagine how many boys and girls have dreamt of owning their own diplodocus? It is read-along fun that parents can enjoy too, and will become a real favourite in homes, libraries and classrooms alike.
This is a huge thumbs up at Kid Literature and you and your children will want to read this dinosaur rhyming book with added ROARR over and over again!(less)
Robyn Parnell
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Stonely wants the perfect pet dinosaur - one that's red and likes to roar. Accompanied by his dad, Stonely sets off to the local pet shop, where he meets a lot of dinosaurs. Unfortunately, the only red dinosaur likes to sleep and sleep and sleep. But Stonely is determined to buy the perfect pet dinosaur - one that's red and likes to roar. He's also clever and resourceful in how he achieves his goal.
I love this book. The story, characters, and rhyming text make this book a lot of fun. The rhymin
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Vickie Bloom
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
what can I say that hasn't been said before , my kids love the book. they like the rhyming of the story the colourful pages and they even want a pet dinosaur themselves. they where so intrigued and so was I.
Naomi Burman - shine has really outdone herself, cant wait for their to be a next one out. hopefully soon , well done.
Jane Hammett
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is fabulous - well written, with engaging rhyming text and lovely bright illustrations sure to appeal to children. My seven-year-old son loved it - he likes to read it himself and also for me to read it to him. He wants to know what happens next to Stonely and his big red pet!
Billy Buttons
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was recently entered and was a SILVER MEDAL WINNER in The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:

Star Rating 5 star
Number of Readers 34

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The children in my class very much enjoyed this book. They loved the drawings and the bold, exciting colours and they loved the rhyming text. But the best part is the plot: a boy trying to find a pet dinosaur. It went down very well with the children, particularly the boys in the class. Teacher
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Born and brought up in London, Naomi Burman-Shine adores reading children’s picture books with her two young sons. Naomi, who studied Music and Media Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University, worked for many years as a production accountant for both the BBC and ITV. More recently, Naomi has worked as a volunteer teaching assistant at her sons’ primary school and is presently working as a vol ...more