By: Nick Falk
Illustrated by: Tony Flowers
Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9781742756554


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 Tyrannosaurus to deal with!


Be careful what you wish for!

When a real life Tyrannosaurus arrives in Jack's garden, he knows he can't keep it. So, with the help of his super smart best friend Toby, they build a time machine (lots of watches for time and a few appliances like a toaster for the machine part) to send him back to the Cretaceous period over 60 million years ago.

With lots of over the top adventure and dinosaur information, including a dinosaur battle, this series will have your younger 7+ readers instantly engaged.

The use of appropriate and varying text types and loads of quirky illustrations makes it a really easy read.

This book was included in our February 2013 Primary Fiction Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Rob