Books

Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes!

By Timothy Knapman
Illustrated by Nikki Dyson

Everyone has to brush their teeth, wash their hair and go to bed sometime – even dinosaurs!

From the author of Soon comes a raucous bedtime read-aloud – brimming with dinosaurs! Mum is trying to get her rather lively dino-obsessed child ready for bed, but this little boy won’t go easy … he’s got a dinosaur-themed comeback (and a ROARY action) for everything! Dinosaurs don't have to eat all their dinner, wash their hair or brush their teeth ... so why should he? And as bedtime beckons, the little boy gets more and more lost in his imaginative world… Will mum ever get him to close his eyes? With exuberant, hilarious dinosaur art from shining illustration talent, Nikki Dyson, this is the perfect story for children with wild imaginations (who refuse to go to sleep!).

  • Simple, rhythmical language and fun-to-say sound effects could make this book part of a bedtime ritual, with a child coming in on the refrain, "Dinosaurs don't have bedtimes!"
  • Showcases Nikki Dyson’s stunning, high-energy art and incredible vision as she brings to life both a rambunctious dino world alongside cosy scenes of a boy and mum at home together.
  • Encompasses two (seemingly incongruous!) picture book themes: dinosaurs and bedtime!

About the author

Timothy Knapman is a children’s writer, lyricist and playwright. His children’s books have been translated into twelve languages and include Soon, illustrated by Patrick Benson, and the bestselling Mungo and the Picture Book Pirate series. His titles have often been featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. He lives in Weybridge, Surrey. Find him online at www.timothyknapman.co.uk and on Twitter as @TimothyKnapman. Since receiving her degree in illustration, Nikki Dyson has worked for Hallmark and National Geographic Kids, and has illustrated picture books including Zippo the Super Hippo, written by Kes Gray, the Little Golden BooksHow to Be a Pirate and How to Be a Superhero, and two word books, 1000 Animals and 1000 Things to Eat. Nikki lives in Northamptonshire. Find her online at www.nikkidysonillustration.co.uk and on Twitter as @DoodleDyson.

About the illustrator

Since receiving her degree in illustration, Nikki Dyson has worked for Hallmark and National Geographic Kids, and has illustrated picture books including Zippo the Super Hippo, written by Kes Gray, the Little Golden BooksHow to Be a Pirate and How to Be a Superhero, and two word books, 1000 Animals and 1000 Things to Eat. Nikki lives in Northamptonshire. Find her online at www.nikkidysonillustration.co.uk and on Twitter as @DoodleDyson.

ISBN: 9781406372199
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2017
Dimensions: 250 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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