Dear Dinosaur by Chae Strathie and Nicola O’Byrne


With Real Letters to Read!
Chae Strathie, Illustrations by Nicola O’Byrne – All books by this author 

Get ready for a ROARSOME time! When Max visits a local museum, he wishes he could ask the dinosaurs a bunch of questions. Since the museum is about to close, the curator (Dinosaur Dora) says, “Why don’t you write our T. Rex a letter? He might even write back.” And so begins a pen pal relationship unlike all others. At first, T. Rex’s letters make him seem like a big, toothy tough guy who’s too busy to write friendly letters to tasty little humans. But once Max and T. Rex start trading letters, they share funny jokes, silly facts, a baby tooth, rubber duckies, and more. This unlikely duo soon embark on an unusual friendship that spans the ages…and even includes very real cards and letters to open. (Ages 3–8)

About The Author:
Chae Strathie
 grew up in the beautiful World Heritage village of New Lanark in central Scotland and he has worked as a reporter and sub-editor for The Sunday Post. His award-winning children’s books include The Loon on the Moon and Jumblebum. Chae lives in a small coastal village in Fife with his wife Corinna, daughter Eilidh, a one-eyed cat, two two-eyed cats, a goldfish (full complement of eyes also) and numerous uninvited spiders (eyes: lots).

About The Illustrator:
Nicola O’Byrne
 is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. When she was 5 years old her parents banned Saturday morning television, and she has been drawing ever since. She gets most of her ideas for children’s books when she should be working on something else, and bases all of her characters on people she knows. Nicola was born in Swaziland and has lived in Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Kenya, Scotland, and England.

In Emilee’s opinion:

Dear Dinosaur is a child’s book of real letters from one child to a dinosaur. It was fabulous! Of course I loved it because I also loved Chae Strathie’s other book, Gorilla Loves Vanilla. The illustrations were bright and cheerful. My children and I really got into this fun book. I definitely recommend it to all families. You will love everything about it.

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