Colour Young Puffin: Dinosaur School

Poor Basil Brontosaurus is having a tough time at playschool. The other dinosaurs are saying that he’s stupid because he has such a small brain! So Mum lets Basil into a little secret: brontosauruses have two brains, one in their heads and one in their backs. Basil is so excited that he goes back to school and starts throwing his weight around, telling all the other dinosaurs how clever he is! It’s not until a big, scary T-Rex arrives that he realises it’s much smarter not to get too big for your boots… Master storyteller Dick King-Smith delivers another winner with this magical read-alone story about a bragging little dinosaur.

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    A funny book for younger readers.

    9 March 2013

  • good for younger kids

    6 March 2013

  • loved it

    This is a very funny story full of dinosaurs. Basil learns a lesson at Dinosaur School about not boasting to other people!

    Joe, age 5

    15 March 2011

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    A funny & asuming story. A good read!

    16 July 2009

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    Dick King-Smith

    Dick King Smith is the much-loved author of ‘farmyard fantasy’ books like the award-winning The Sheep-pig. He died in January 2011.


    Dick has won many awards including The Guardian Fiction Award 1984 for The Sheep Pig, the Children’s Author of The Year 1992 and The Children’s Book Award 1995 for Harriet The Hare.

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