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  • Published: 2 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143777427
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 10
  • RRP: $16.99

I’m a Dirty Dinosaur Hide and Seek

A lift-the-flap book



Everyone’s favourite muddy little dinosaur is back. Pre-schoolers will love to play hide and seek and look for Dirty Dinosaur and friends in this bright, fun lift-the-flap board book.

I’m a Dirty Dinosaur Hide and Seek is a delightful new board book featuring the bestselling pre-school character created by Janeen Brian and Ann James. With a ton of instant appeal and perfect energy for the pre-school age group, this joyous book for very young children has a wonderful interactive seek-and-find theme. Children will love helping Dirty Dinosaur find his friends under the flaps. There is also an opportunity to learn early counting skills with the insects found under the alternative flap. Painted with real mud from the illustrator’s dam, the artwork will inspire children’s own creative play.

  • Published: 2 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143777427
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 10
  • RRP: $16.99

About the authors

Janeen Brian

Janeen Brian is an award-winning author of picture books, fiction, non-fiction, short fiction and poetry for young readers. Several of her books have been CBCA Notable or Honour Books, including I’m a Dirty Dinosaur (winner of the Speech Pathology Australia 2014 Children's Book of the Year Award) and I’m a Hungry Dinosaur. A former Primary School teacher, Janeen lives in South Australia.

Ann James

Ann James was a secondary art teacher before she took up children's book illustration over twenty years ago. She has illustrated more than 50 books since then. Some well-loved favourites include the Penny Pollard series by Robin Klein, The Midnight Gang and The Midnight Feast by Margaret Wild, the Hannah series by Libby Gleeson, The Butterfly by Roger Vaughan Carr and most recently Little Humpty by Margaret Wild and Shutting the Chooks In by Libby Gleeson. Ann has written and illustrated two picture books of her own, One Day and Finding Jack. Most of her illustrations feature her own animals and she delights in being playful and experimental with the materials she chooses to work with. She and her friend Ann Haddon run Books Illustrated, a bookshop and gallery for book illustrations in Albert Park. Ann lives right opposite the dog beach in Melbourne, where she spends time thinking and walking with her dogs, Ollie and Kip.

Praise for I’m a Dirty Dinosaur Hide and Seek

Dinosaurs sure are fun. But a dirty dinosaur is, without a doubt, an even more fun dinosaur than a regular dinosaur . . . happy, rainbow-coloured line drawings, spattered with mud and perfectly complemented with the brightest of text.

Tania Macartney, Kids Book Review

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