If I Had a Dinosaur (Hardcover)

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If I Had a Dinosaur (Hardcover)

By Gabby Dawnay, Alex Barrow (Illustrator)

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A witty and charmingly illustrated bedtime story about a little girl who imagines what it would be like to have a dinosaur of her very own


A little girl dreams of having her very own pet. But what kind of animal would make the best companion? A mouse is too small, a cat is too ordinary, and a fish is too . . . wet! As she plays with her toy dinosaur, inspiration strikes. What about a real, live dinosaur? She could ride it to school. It would need lots of food to eat, a swimming pool to drink from, and a dino flap so it could come and go!


At the end of a day spent busily imagining, the girl trudges up to bed with her little plastic dinosaur. As she falls asleep, the dinosaur from her daydreams stands in the garden with its head poking through the bedroom window, making her dreams come true.


With playful illustrations, If I Had a Dinosaur is a charming, witty, rhyming story celebrating the power of a child’s imagination.



Gabby Dawnay is the bestselling author of ten books for children, a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine, and a scriptwriter for children’s television.

Alex Barrow is a London-based illustrator and both the art director and a regular contributor at OKIDO magazine.
Product Details ISBN: 9780500650998
ISBN-10: 0500650993
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English
A fantastic story conveyed through the vivid imagination of a child. Perfect for storytime or for newly independent readers… Dinosaur enthusiasts and young children will love it.
— School Library Journal

This book is perfect for building rhyming skills in young readers. The cheerfully thoughtful and detailed illustrations by Alex Barrow make this an instant bedtime classic.
— ArtDesk