THAMES & HUDSON

If I had a dinosaur Book

  • Dhs. 59.00

As read by Eddie Redmayne for CBeebies Christmas Day Bedtime Story

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.

'Perfect for pre-school paleontologists! … A joy to share any time of day'
Baby London

'A must-read for dino fans'
Angels & Urchins

'Truly celebrates the power of children’s imagination and their perennial fascination with dinosaurs through cheeky wit and rhyme'
Early Years Childcarer

'Gabby Dawnay’s rhyming text and Alex Barrow’s simple yet evocative illustrations combine beautifully … encourages active participation from children'
Book Trust

Written by Gabby Dawnay. She is a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine and a scriptwriter for children’s television.


Illustrated by Alex Barrow, a London-based illustrator, is the art director for and a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine.

Size: 26.0 x 23.8 cm
Format: Paperback