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I'm a Dirty Dinosaur

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About the Story

A cheeky character, catchy words and a whole lot of muddy mess!

Illustrator Ann James reads us Janeen Brian's rollicking tale starring a dirty dinosaur.  He starts his day with a dirty snout and bit by bit, slowly covers himself in mud, having a lot of fun along the way.  Children will enjoy re-enacting scenes from the story by sniffing, snuffing, shaking, tapping, stamping, splashing and sliding.  Ann James’ magic pencil and mud illustrations celebrate fun and messiness - keep an eye out for the magnificent mural which Ann also painted herself.  The medium?  Mud, of course! 


*captions available. 
*included in the VIC Premier's Reading Challenge EC-2 list.
*included in the SA Premier's Reading Challenge R-2 list.


Story Details



    Janeen Brian


    Ann James


    Ann James


    Viking, Penguin Books 
    Australia, 2013


Adventure, Animal Stories, CBCA Previously Shortlisted, Environment, SA PRC, VIC PRC

Suitable for

Preschool (3-5yrs), Lower Primary (5-8yrs)



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