A Trip to Dinosaur Time by Michael Foreman

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A top picture-book artist offers a bright flight of fancy for dinosaur lovers, prospective time travelers, and kids everywhere who let curiosity get the best of them.

It all started when Tom saw Mom’s new egg timer. It was round and magnetic and looked like a spaceship, and it fit perfectly in the palm of Tom’s hand. Despite Mom’s warnings, Tom just had to press the flashing blue button, and suddenly - Whizz! BANG! - he was gone, transported across a zillion days and a zillion nights, back into dinosaur time! Fascinating and suspenseful, Michael Foreman’s picture-book fantasy
is a passport to prehistoric fun.

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Michael Foreman is one of the world's leading children's book illustrators. He has written and illustrated numerous books and has won many major awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Kurt Maschler Award, and the Bologna Graphics Prize. Of A TRIP TO DINOSAUR TIME, he says, "It all started with a timer that my wife had bought for the kitchen. She told us all not to mess with it, but it looked too much like a spaceship to resist. It seemed just the thing for time travel, and if time travel were possible, what better time to travel back to than that of the dinosaurs?
Published July 14, 2003 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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The blinking blue button atop a new, flying saucer–shaped kitchen timer proves irresistible to young Tom—and suddenly he’s “a zillion days and a zillion nights” in the past, being chased by a herd of brightly colored dinosaurs.

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Pressing the timer button once again, he returns home with one of the eggs (just in time to hear his mother returning from the neighbor's house), which hatches in his closet.

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