Age: 3 - 6
Publication Date: 01-04-2013
Format: Pb, 206mm x 260mm x 4mm
Extent: 32 pages
“Nonsense!” says Grandpa. “Dinosaurs are not extinct. They’re just very good at hiding.”
On a family outing to a blustery British beach, Lollipop and Grandpa explore the Jurassic coast. Following Grandpa’s dinosaur trail, they encounter a DIGGERO-DOCUS, STAIR-GO-SAURUS and a TRY-SEE-THE-TOPS. When they stumble across a terrifying PYLON-A-SAURUS REX, Lollipop has to think fast. In a fast-paced competition of hide-and-seek, who is hunting who?
About the series
Lollipop and Grandpa are intrepid explorers, always on the lookout for the next adventure.
Underpinning the series is the relationship between an intelligent, inquisitive little girl and her mischievous grandparent who understands the workings of a child’s mind brilliantly. All stories combine the familiar trials and tribulations of being 4-years-old with great fantasy adventures arising from ordinary, everyday identifiable situations. Humorous, warm family fun.
Lollipop's family settles in for a day at the seaside, but it just so happens, that they are also on the Jurassic Coast. Of course the dinosaurs have died out millions of years ago... or have they? Grandpa says they haven't really disappeared, they are just very good at hiding, so the pair set off on a quest to finding the missing dinosaurs...There is also just a nice warm feeling reading this book as it shows a truly magical relationship between Lollipop and her Grandpa. I feel the best thing about this book though, is that it encourages children to look at their surroundings in a new way.
About the Author and Illustrator
Penelope Harper is a former radio presenter and currently works as a school librarian. Lollipop and Grandpa are her first children’s books, inspired by her relationship with her own grandfather.
Cate James is an Edinburgh-based illustrator and printmaker.
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