You Can't Count on Dinosaurs: An Almost Counting Book

By Philip Ardagh

Illustrated by Elissa Elwick

A counting story that goes wrong when one hungry little T-Rex can't help himself from gobbling up the other dinosaurs!

Let's count dinosaurs! Rex the T-Rex is 1. Add Patty the Diplodocus, that's 2. And here's comes Brian the Anklyosaurus to make 3. But wait, where's Brian gone? Rex? Rex! You didn't EAT him, did you? Oh NAUGHTY Rex! The truth is, you just CAN'T count on dinosaurs. In this counting book with a difference, Philip Ardagh and Elissa Elwick bring prehistoric chaos and trouble-making dinosaurs to every page for a truly fun, interactive way to learn how to count to 10.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406364385
  • Published: 02 Apr 2020
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 260 x 250 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'This laugh-out-loud counting book with a twist brings prehistoric chaos and trouble-making dinosaurs to every page for a truly fun, interactive way to learn how to count to 10.' Parent Talk

'The winning team of Ardagh and Elwick have created another brilliant book with a funny, fantastic storyline and wonderful, bright illustrations that will bring renewed enthusiasm about counting to 10. Favourite dinosaurs fill every page with their antics and expressions. The laugh-out-loud story entertains enormously with its' quirky prehistoric mayhem and twists that will keep you on your toes. Perfect for read-aloud fun, this engaging tale is the perfect way to teach numbers and help you remember which dinosaur is which. Completely bonkers, totally hilarious and SO. MUCH. FUN.' Fallen Star Stories

'No toddler’s library would be complete without a book about dinosaurs, and preschool children will find plenty of prehistoric chaos in You Can’t Count on Dinosaurs by the ever popular Philip Ardagh. In this “almost counting book”, the cast ranges from Rex the Tyrannosaurus to Patty the Apatosaurus – but in a teasingly anarchic plot, we learn that no dinosaur can be counted on.' The Telegraph

'Bright and bold, this interactive picture book will help young children count to 10 while they try to keep track of some very troublesome dinosaurs.' Sunday Express (S Magazine)

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