We do know that dinosaurs ruled the earth for over 100 million years. What we don’t know is how many different ones there were. The first dinosaur remains ever found were in England – though the Oxford farmer who dug up that large bone back in 1676 had no idea what he’d stumbled across. Since then, we’ve discovered over 550 different dinosaurs. Amazingly a new one is reported every six weeks or so. However scientists reckon we’ve at least a thousand more to find.
This Dinosaurus celebrates just 26 of these mind-boggling creatures, one for every letter of the alphabet. Just for the fun of it I’ve written a rhyme for each one – or rather I’ve rewritten a traditional nursery rhyme. When you visit any page you might enjoy trying to guess the original rhyme before you click the reveal.
To accompany the rhymes Anne Hodgkiss, my wonderful long term collaborator, has had a great time producing a stunning sequence of illustrations, a number of which are in full colour.
Finally, each page has a second reveal, this time showing at least one fascinating factosaurus and linkosaurus so you can learn more about each dinosaur.
If you know or you find a fresh factosaurus, then e-mail it to me at my usual address: firstname.lastname@example.org – oh, and if you trip over one of those remaining thousand not-yet-found dinosaurs, then be sure to send a photo right away!
To start your adventure into our Dinosaurus, click the dinosaur on the left. Enjoy your exploring!