Author(s): Timothy Knapman; Nikki Dyson (Illustrator)
A mom indulges her son's fantasy play while gently steering him toward bedtime in a raucous ode to imagination.
"Dinnertime " calls Mommy. Well, dinosaurs don't have dinnertimes They eat whatever they like (gobble, crunch ), make a dreadful mess, and hate to take baths and wear pajamas (where would their tails go?). Dinosaurs are much too big to play nicely--they rampage and stomp around and knock things down But maybe they'd listen to a bedtime story, if it's ROARY. . . . With exuberant illustrations merging bedtime routines with a little boy's fantasy world--and showing Mom's role in both--this ode to dinosaurs, wild imaginations, and cleverly won bedtime snuggles is sure to get roars of approval from kids and parents alike.
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 Oxfordshire. Find her online at www.nikkidysonillustration.co.uk and on Twitter as @DoodleDyson.