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The Dinosaur Department Store

Extent: 32pages

Size: 250x245mm

Publication Date: 07/03/2019

Price: £6.99

ISBN: 9781780555966

Categories: Early Years, Fiction, Picture Books

About the Book

SELECTED AS ONE OF THE MAIL ON SUNDAY EVENT MAGAZINE'S TOP SUMMER READS 2019

Our feisty heroine Eliza Jane isn’t your average child. Instead of a cute, fluffy bunny, she has her heart firmly set on a prehistoric pet. Join Eliza Jane and her parents on a marvellous magical tour of their local dinosaur department store.


From huge, stomping sauropods stretching their necks to a pair of loved-up Ankylosaurs called Maud and Frank, there are plenty of amazing dinosaurs for Eliza Jane to choose from. But this wild child is hatching a fantastic plan of her own.

With the rich and vivid art of bestselling illustrator Richard Merritt and a witty rhyming text by picture book author Lily Murray, this truly wild picture book will appeal to dino-loving, adventurous children everywhere.

Publication Date: 07/03/2019

Price: £3.99

ISBN: 9781780556338

Categories: Early Years, Fiction, Picture Books

About the Book

SELECTED AS ONE OF THE MAIL ON SUNDAY EVENT MAGAZINE'S TOP SUMMER READS 2019

Our feisty heroine Eliza Jane isn’t your average child. Instead of a cute, fluffy bunny, she has her heart firmly set on a prehistoric pet. Join Eliza Jane and her parents on a marvellous magical tour of their local dinosaur department store.


From huge, stomping sauropods stretching their necks to a pair of loved-up Ankylosaurs called Maud and Frank, there are plenty of amazing dinosaurs for Eliza Jane to choose from. But this wild child is hatching a fantastic plan of her own.

With the rich and vivid art of bestselling illustrator Richard Merritt and a witty rhyming text by picture book author Lily Murray, this truly wild picture book will appeal to dino-loving, adventurous children everywhere.

About the Author

Lily grew up in the wilds of snowy nowhere, spending much of her time talking to animals and making up stories. She has continued to do this in her adult life, and now writes both fiction and non-fiction books for children. Her titles include big books about dinosaurs (Dinosaurium), rhyming books about dinosaurs (The Dinosaur Department Store) and stories about escapee hot dogs (Hello, Hot Dog!). Her latest title for Buster Books features a very naughty parrot and a conscientious puppy. Follow Lily on Instagram and Twitter @lilymurraybooks.

Reviews

  • 'Refreshing... gloriously colourful and bold. Lots of fun for all ages', Books for Keeps
  • 'Wild, fun and adventurous', Primary Times
  • 'This picture book has a brave and compassionate lead character, perfect for curious young children', Absolutely Mama
  • 'With bright, bold artwork, a feisty female lead and a great twist at the end, The Dinosaur Department Store is perfect for fans of dinosaurs', Mini Travellers Blog
  • 'This truly wild picture book will appeal to dino-loving children everywhere', Surrey Life
  • 'Youngsters are going to fall in love with this fabulously flamboyant story. A fun and adventurous tale which is sure to be a hit', The Book Activist Blog
  • 'A vibrant, lively story filled with humour and action. A real treasure which will go down well with dinosaur lovers and makers of mischief. This will raise laughter and excitement and would make a wonderful bedtime read', Book Murmuration Blog
  • '[A] fantastic new picture book. This read aloud romp of a story will get you and your little bookworms giggling. A fun and witty story', Along Came Poppy Blog
  • 'Brilliantly bright and oodles of fun', Books for Topics Blog
  • 'The rhyming text is fun to read aloud [and the] vibrant illustrations jump off the page. It's lovely to have a main character that's a girl in a dinosaur book!', A Little Book Habit Blog
  • 'A brilliantly illustrated picture book with a gorgeous nod to looking after animals', A Little But a Lot Blog
  • 'A roaring success at bedtime. I loved the wicked rhyming text about the wilful Eliza Jane', Library Girl and Book Boy Blog
  • 'Bright [and] engaging. Fun and informative. Lily Murray and Richard Merritt have created a fantastic book', Mamma Filz Blog
  • 'A hilarious and energetic new book', Books with Baby Blog