The Girl and the Dinosaur (Hardcover)
This evocative, beautifully illustrated picture book celebrates one girl's limitless imagination, perfect for fans of the Fan Brothers.
Anything is possible and nothing's as it seems . . .
In a town by the seaside, Marianne is often seen digging for buried treasure on the beach. One day, she finds the most wonderful treasure of all--a dinosaur skeleton!
That night, Marianne makes a wish upon a star that her dinosaur will come to life. She wishes it with all her heart--and it comes true. Together, Marianne's adventures with her new friend are limited only by their imagination.
This enchanting picture book will take you on a magical journey far beyond the page.
Hollie Hughes finds much of her work taking place in schools--both as a visiting author, and as a literacy consultant. Previously a youth worker and higher education lecturer, she also runs writing workshops for children and adults. She lives in the United Kingdom with her family.
Sarah Massini studied graphic design and worked in corporate design and children's book design before settling down to pursue her life-long dream of illustrating books. She is also the illustrator of Kiss It Better by Smriti Prasadam-Halls. She lives in Sussex with her husband Peter, her son Mathew, and her mad terrier Tess.
“A beautiful reverie complete with fairies, unicorns, dinosaurs, and possibilities.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review
“Lively and atmospheric.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Sweet rhymes make for a tranquil bedtime book, and the alluring watercolor-and- pencil illustrations create a warm world.” —Booklist
“The balance of adventure and whimsy expressed in text and watercolor collages creates a pleasing bedtime tale.” —School Library Journal
“The verse has a gentle, lulling cadence, and Marianne's journeys are dreamily bedtime-suitable.” —BCCB
“Massini's digital mixed-media and collage artwork brings the bears and their surroundings to life . . . The artwork will draw in young readers.” —School Library Journal on KISS IT BETTER
“Sweet message.” —Kirkus Reviews on KISS IT BETTER