Grannysaurus, David Walliams

One night, Spike creeps downstairs in his pyjamas to find that his granny has turned into a dinosaur – GRANNYSAURUS!

There are dinosaurs BOOGYING in the living room. With Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus and Giganotosaurus, it’s a DINO DISCO!

Spike wants to stay up and party too! How will Grannysaurus ever get him back to bed? Perhaps her next guest, Tyrannosaurus Rex, can help?

My impressions of Grannysaurus

A sweet rendition to get children to hopefully go to bed early. Not the best children’s’ book I have ever read. But hopefully Hannah will enjoy it.

About the author:

Since publishing his first book in 2008, David Walliams has taken the children’s literary world by storm. His novels have been translated into fifty-five languages and have sold over 50 million copies across the globe. Walliams’ books have achieved unprecedented critical acclaim and countless broadsheet reviewers have compared him to his all-time hero, Roald Dahl.

About the illustrator:

Adam Stower is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books. Adam was born in England, grew up in Switzerland and has loved drawing ever since he was old enough to hold a crayon. He went to art school in Norwich, and Brighton too, where he still lives beside the sea with his wife and a cat called Murray.

Publishing information:
Category: Funny Books for Kids
ISBN: 9780008305765
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Jonathan Ball Publishers sent me this book to review. This is what they had to say about it:

A boisterously funny new picture book from David Walliams and Adam Stower, perfect for young dinosaur fans! Children will love to dance their way to bedtime with this exciting story full of spectacular surprises!

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13 thoughts on “Grannysaurus, David Walliams

  1. The book sounds great fun,
    Tandy. A shame I haven’t any grand-children! Perhaps some wealthy folks will buy a few copies and send them to poorer children?!

  2. Hmm . . . wish it was possible to go ‘back’ to early childhood for just a ‘visit’ . . . my family home was FULL of books of the ‘Little Red Ridinghood’ and ‘Hansel and Gretel’ type . . . these would be so much more fun!!!

    1. How blessed you were to have a home full of books! I am sure not many if any came with you when you left your birth country 🙁

      1. After the Communist bombers had burned and wrecked two of my homes over my last three years in my home country . . . there were none left . . . and, Tandy, when the end came – we were lucky to leave with our lives~ We were lucky if we had one small case twixt the family. In the first week fleeing I was torpedoes and incessantly bombed as we walked our way to the somewhat safer West . . . ph bombed by the Americans and British naturally . . . books! Ha !!!

        1. what an escape! Would you consider writing an autobiography? I wish my grandmother had told me about her path to the US. Her silence has left so many unanswered questions.

      2. Tandy – hundreds of thousands of us escaped like this – no home, food or safety for years . . . eating grass and begging for an apple from a tree we passed . . . and always being strafed by the fighters accompanying the us and British bombers . . . no childhood I am afraid . . . but all of us managed university degrees afterwards!!!

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