Tyrannosaurus Drip

Author(s): Julia Donaldson; David Roberts (Illustrator)

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A brilliantly funny story all about celebrating difference, from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts - perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere!


Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed . . .


Tyrannosaurus Drip is a fantastic rhyming adventure story from Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, with wonderfully funny illustrations from award-winning illustrator David Roberts. This roar-tastic book all about celebrating difference is sure to become a firm favourite with young dinosaur fans.


Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

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Praise for "Tyrannosaurus Drip": "With scansion firmly in hand, Donaldson pens a rhymed tale of dino-heroism perfectly complemented by Roberts's comical cartoon scenes of toothy carnivores and trumpet-mouthed vegetarians . . . T. Drip is definitely a dino worth hooting over."--"Kirkus Reviews""" "Brilliant fun from the creator of "The Gruffalo," Slightly older kids will love this, and you adults will probably enjoy it too."--supernanny.co.uk Praise for "The Gruffalo":
"A modern classic."--The Observer

Julia Donaldson is one of the UK's most popular children's authors. She is best known for her best-selling collaborations with Axel Scheffler, which include the Smarties Gold Award-winning THE GRUFFALO (978-0-333-71093-7) and its sequel, 2005's Best Children's Book THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD (978-1-4050-2046-6). Julia is also much in demand for her brilliant children's shows. David Roberts has earned great acclaim for his distinctive illustrations, and his books have been sold in over 15 countries. His previous work includes collaborations with his sister Lynn on retellings of several classic fairy stories - their book LITTLE RED was shortlisted for the 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal. In 2006 he won the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award for his line drawings in MOUSE NOSES ON TOAST. TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP is David's first picture book for Macmillan.

General Fields

  • : 9780230015500
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Macmillan
  • : June 2008
  • : 300mm X 235mm X 4mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2008
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Julia Donaldson; David Roberts (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : David Roberts
  • : English
  • : 822.92
  • : oc2008048027
  • : 32
  • : Picture books
  • : 32 colour illustrations