Harry and the Dinosaurs: Roar to the Rescue!

Harry thinks he’s too old for his bucketful of dinosaurs – but they have other ideas! He looked after them when he was little, and now they’re determined to stick by him… for life. And Harry isn’t the only one who’s got a lot bigger! When a mysterious set of plastic dinosaur cards appears on his keyring, Harry soon discovers that with just a rub of his finger, he can call up an army of MONSTER-sized muscle! So when Harry hears that Mr Oakley has been robbed by a nasty crook, he resolves to solve the crime. And after a night visit from a spinosaurus, Harry realises that he has a whole pocketful of dinosaur backup!

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  • Great fun, it would be cool to be able to call on massive dinosaurs when you needed some help.

    6 March 2013

  • I do talk a lot about cousin’s on this but my cousin loves dinosaurs books and nearly read everyone but he loved this.

    6 March 2012

  • When I first saw this book I thought it would be babyish and boring but when I read it, it turned out to be great.

    I liked this book because I like the GOGOs (Grand Order of the Great Oak), they are a gang of boys including Harry and his friends.

    My favourite person is Harry. I like the part when the GOGOs stopped the red van man. Harry and the Dinosaurs Roar to the Rescue is full of adventure. It would be a good book for children who liked Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs when they were younger but also good for boys who like dinosaurs and adventures.

    Kyle, age 7

    7 March 2011

  • this books soo good

    3 March 2011

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    Ian Whybrow

    Ian Whybrow is author of the much-loved Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs books and has had over 100 children’s books published!


    Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs won the Sheffield Chidren’s Book Prize in 2000.

  • Awards

    Adrian won the Sheffield Children’s Book Prize for Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs, and has won the Red House award twice for Who’s in the Loo? and Bottoms Up!, both written by Jeanne Willis.

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