The co-op bookstore for avid readers
Book Cover for: Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad?, Julie Middleton

Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad?

Julie Middleton

Nominee:Charlotte Award -Primary (Pre-K/2nd) (2016)
Winner:Alabama Camellia Award -Grades K-1 (2015)
What were the dinosaurs like when they were alive? Dave and Dad are about to find out!
Dad takes Dave to the museum. As they walk through the dinosaur exhibit, Dave tries to get his father's attention. Why is this one grinning and why is that one interested in Dave's lunch? But Dad is too busy telling Dave all there is to know about these amazing creatures to notice that they've sprung to life! Dave gets the feeling that Dad has one terribly important fact very, very wrong...
In this deliciously witty story, Middleton brings a fresh twist to a familiar day out that will leave readers laughing out loud. Ayto's quirky illustrations add surprising details to this fast-paced museum adventure

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: Mar 1st, 2013
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.60in - 9.60in - 0.40in - 1.20lb
  • EAN: 9781561456901
  • Recommended age: 04-08
  • Categories: Animals - Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures

About the Author

Middleton, Julie: - Julie Middleton writes scripts and stories for children's television. Are The Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? is her first picture book. She lives in England.
Ayto, Russell: - Russell Ayto has illustrated several picture books, including One More Sheep and Where Teddy Bears Come From. He lives in England.

Praise for this book

"Children will enjoy the small museum warning signs, the droll humor, and most of all the surprise ending... Great for kids who like to tell their parents a thing or two about dinosaurs."
"Ayto's minimalist line drawings deliver laughs...[Middleton] does a fine job of channeling the fears--or fantasies--of young dinosaur fans."
"A comedic treat... The dialogue between father and son is delightfully conducive to a read-aloud, and Ayto's artwork adds rich, rib-tickling layers to the book's humor.... A highly entertaining selection that is sure to be a big hit."
"Young children going through the 'dinosaur phase' of enthusiasm for the Mesozoic and its reptiles will get a kick out of Julie Middleton's 'Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad?' with comic illustrations by Russell Ayto."