The Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur


The big, fierce, strong, rude dinosaur wants Finlay’s jellybeans. Finlay is sharing them with his friend. Can Finlay’s friend be as strong as the big dinosaur? He cannot be as good at jumping? What about pushing huge and heavy rocks uphill? Finlay says his friend is ‘The  Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur’. The big dinosaur is skeptical.

What can Finlay do to prove his friend is who he says he is? Will the big dinosaur out manoeuvre Finlay and take all the jellybeans? Could there be something that the big dinosaur is overlooking-  in plain sight?

This is a really warm, funny picture book. ‘The Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur’ is certain to tickle the funny bones of many reader. The characterisation is rich, the message clear and the inference subtle yet sound. What a superb story selection!


The Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur

Richard Byrne

(Oxford University Press)

Finlay is sharing out his jelly beans to share with his friend when a big dinosaur approaches. He wants all the jellybeans! He warns Finlay that he is ‘The Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur‘ and he does not share! Will Finlay give him his jelly beans? Could Finlay save them for his friend? (Who is his friend?)


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