If I Had a Dinosaur

If I had a dinosaur

  1. Gabby Dawnay
  2. Alex Barrow
  • ISBN 9780500650998
  • 26.00 x 23.80 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 32pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2017

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

‘Gabby Dawnay's rhyming text scans perfectly, and is pleasingly complemented by Alex Barrow's simple, impactful illustrations … It is a joy to be able to pick up a book about dinosaurs featuring a main character who is female, and yet whose gender is utterly irrelevant to the storyline’ – Teach Early Years

If I Had a Dinosaur

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.