Young children can explore common emotions through these charming stories of dinosaurs, each of whom display feelings such as jealousy, anger and grumpiness.
Samuel Scaredosaurus was scared of lots of things. He was scared of spiders, strange noises, dark shadows and being left on his own. Would he ever be able to face his fears?
Written by Brian Moses, this humorous picture book explores different things that might scare children, for example shadows and noises in the dark, being lost, bullies, fairground rides, going to school and heights. Different ways of dealing with these fears are then set out showing that there are ways to cope with these, sometimes overwhelming, emotions.
The clever and funny illustrations, by internationally renowned illustrator, Mike Gordon, bring a light-touch to these stories, helping children to learn about their feelings in a fun and light-hearted way.
Excellent notes for parents and teachers at the back of this book show how to approach these issues with children.
Other books by Brian Moses and Mike Gordon: I Feel Frightened; I Feel Angry; I Feel Jealous; I Feel Sad; It's Not Fair; I Feel Bullied; William Worrydactyl; Gracie Grumposaurus; Jamal Jealousaurus; Anna Angrysaurus; Sophie Shyosaurus.
Brian Moses has been a professional children's poet since 1988. To date, he has over 200 books published including volumes of his own poetry such as Lost Magic: The Very Best of Brian Moses ( Macmillan), anthologies such as The Secret Lives of Teachers and The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems (both Macmillan) and picture books such as Dreamer: Saving Our Wild World (Otter-Barry Books)and Walking With My Iguana (Troika).
Over 1 million copies of Brian's poetry books have now been sold and he has written or edited over 40 books for Hodder Children's Books. Brian also visits schools to run writing workshops and perform his own poetry and percussion shows. To date, he has visited well over 3000 schools and libraries throughout the UK and abroad.
He is also founder & co-director of a national scheme for able writers administered by his booking agency Authors Abroad.
CBBC once commissioned him to write a poem for the Queen's 80th birthday and he was invited by Prince Charles to speak at the Prince's Summer conference for teachers in 2007.