Rex Dinosaur in Disguise

Cover of Rex Dinosaur in Disguise by Elys Dolan

Rex Dinosaur in Disguise

Elys Dolan
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A fantastically funny illustrated chapter book for 5+

Newly independent readers will laugh out loud at this comic story by Lollies Prize-winning author-illustrator Elys Dolan

This brilliantly illustrated funny book for younger readers was a huge hit with our Parakeet subscribers. It's a comic caper starring the instantly lovable Rex and a cast of unexpected time-travelling heroes - we loved it!


Rex is king of the dinosaurs: carnivores want to be him and herbivores want to be eaten by him... That is, until a pesky Ice Age comes along and he winds up frozen solid in a glacier. When he wakes up, 65 million years later, human beings rule the roost – and if they get their hands on Rex, he'll wind up in a zoo. (Or, worse: a MUSEUM.)

Lucky for him, Rex isn't the only undercover creature in town. He's whisked out of danger by the one and only Bigfoot, who has been surviving among the humans undetected for years. Bigfoot and his friends show Rex how to get by in the humans' world, and soon there's only one thing left for him to do: GET A JOB.

But that's easier said than done ... and with a meddling nine-year-old neighbour to deal with, and the constant risk of discovery, life couldn't be harder for a dinosaur in disguise.

Elys Dolan makes picture-books about everything from seagull detectives to capitalist bunny rabbits and weasels plotting world domination. She has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Branford Boase Award, and previously won the STEAM Children's Book Prize and the prestigious Lollies Prize. She is also a lecturer on the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art.

Number of pages: 240
Reading age guide: 5 to 8 years
Publication date: 2nd June 2022
Publisher: Walker Books
ISBN: 9781406397703
Format: Paperback

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