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  • Published: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742756554
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $12.99

Saurus Street 1: Tyrannosaurus in the Veggie Patch




Saurus St is just like any other street . . . except for the dinosaurs.

Saurus St is just like any other street . . . except for the dinosaurs.

When Jack wishes for his own Tyrannosaurus, he doesn't expect a real live one to turn up in the veggie patch. It’s pretty cool, but there's no way he can keep it. It’s far too big to hide in the shed, and it’s bound to eat one of the neighbours sooner or later.

With the help of local whizz kid Toby, Jack builds a time machine and sends the T-rex back to the dinosaur era. But when Toby, Jack and Charlie the dog get sent back to the Cretaceous period too, there's more than one troublesome Tyrannosaur to deal with.

  • Pub date: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742756554
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Authors

Nick Falk

Nick is a practicing psychologist who lives with his wife and two young sons in London. He first picked up a pen aged seven, and has been writing ever since. He likes to write books that are two parts funny, three parts exciting and one part educational, with a dollop of fantastical thrown in. He first started making up stories for his two young sons when they were living by the beach in Tasmania, and 17 published books later, he’s still going strong!

Nick has 4 series of books on the shelves, all for children aged 6 to 10. Saurus Street, which is about time travelling dinosaurs; Billy is a Dragon, which is about shape-shifting were-beasts; Samurai vs Ninja, which is about shuriken-filled battles; and the ‘How To’ series, which is about kids getting horribly lost in history. Nick has lived and worked in Australia, the US and Asia, and arrived back in the UK in 2015.

Tony Flowers

Tony Flowers loves to draw and is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and artist. His drawings are loved in Japan for their detail and humour and he has won an award in the USA for his street chalk art.

Tony has a Masters degree in Visual Communication.

He has illustrated six books in the popular Saurus Street series and his most highly valued prize to date has been from the Oshima Picture Book Museum in Toyama, Japan, for his hand made pop-up book Gaijin Holiday.


Praise for Saurus Street 1: Tyrannosaurus in the Veggie Patch

“This cute and exuberant series for children 6+ years is high on fun and over-the-top adventure. Its premise of dinosaurs popping up on the street where you live has instant appeal for the age group, while its quirky mix of science, natural history and magic will maintain young readers’ interest throughout.”

Bookseller + Publisher

“This creative team works like Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, the perfect humorous mix of the written and the visual.”

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