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A brilliantly funny story all about celebrating difference, from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts - perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere! Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed . . . Tyrannosaurus Drip is a fantastic rhyming adventure story from Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo , with wonderfully funny illustrations from award-winning illustrator David Roberts. This roar-tastic book all about celebrating difference is sure to become a firm favourite with young dinosaur fans. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King .

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9th January '18
I read it to RJ61 aged 6 aged 6 & to NJ61 aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We really like this Julia Donaldson book as a family. Poor Tyrannosaurus Drip, a weed eating dinosaur ends up in a Tyrannosaurus family. You can't help feeling about sorry for him, but everything works out in the end. My sons both like the repetition verses and shout them with me as we read.... Down with bellies full of duck billed dinosaur 
27th November '16
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
This book is very wierd indeed because a tiny dinsaur haches out of its egg on the wrong side of the river he is with is arch enemies the trynnosaurus rex.
8th October '17
I read it to The-face aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Although not a typical offering from Julia Donaldson our whole family enjoy this story. It focuses on a weed eating dinosaur who hatches and is brought up amongst meat eating dinosaurs and his struggles with being different from his family. 

The language is more complex than other books by this author but it has been discussed and my daughter chooses this as her bedtime story on a regular basis!

Highly recommended for those who love a warm and fuzzy story (and dinosaurs!) 
7th August '16
I read it to Piglet aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
For some reason this does not have the full magic of a Julia Donaldson story, and is less read in our household that her other books. However it is still a comparatively great book. It is the tale of a dinosaur egg that mistakenly moved from one nest to another. The baby dinosaur is a vegetarian one that ends up in a t-rex family - the most meatious of meat eaters! Will the baby make its way back to its true family? You'll have to read to find out....!
22nd January '17
I read it to Noah aged 6 aged 6 & to Flynn aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
This is a nice story and has some fun illustrations. It has the usual sing song rhyming sentences found in all Julia Donaldson books and has some great dinosaur characters. A duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in a tyrannosaurus's nest and when the egg hatches the poor duckbill dinosaur is left feeling out of place. He doesn't want to eat meat like his siblings and they name him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Will he find his real family and how will the tyrannosaurus's react? This is a funny story but not our favourite Julia Donaldson book.
15th October '18
I read it to Soopa aged 4 aged 4
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3 stars
As a rule, we generally love all Julia Donaldson but we don't particularly love this one. The story starts off well and the rhyming is fun but I feel like it loses its way towards the end and it's not entirely clear what message it is trying to portray. We did quite enjoy some of the illustrations of the different dinosaurs though.
26th July '18
I read it to aiwilford aged 6 aged 6 & to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
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3 stars
In this story a dinosaur eggs gets moved into the wrong nest. A Duckbill dinosaur is put into a nest of tyrannosaurs' and grows up different from his meat eating family. The story is ok, but it's not one of my favourite Julia Donaldson books. 
10th October '16
I read it to Jdixon aged 3 aged 3
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2 stars
We love Julia Donaldson stories usually but this one just didn't have the same appeal to my son and I didn't enjoy it either. The story is about a dinosaur who ends up in the wrong place, a herbivore ending up with the meat eaters! But I just didn't like the language used in it. "Don't be a drip" etc. Not one we'll be reading again.
7th October '17
I read it to eric_ aged 4 aged 4
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2 stars
I choose this book because we always love Julia Donaldson books, but this one unfortunately won't go to our top favourite books even with it having a theme my son loves: dinosaurs. Usually her stories have an exciting storyline and with a twist, but this one just didn't happen. We also did't really feel a lot of excitement with the illustrations as we usually do. We have read it a second time, but my son still seems quite confused with the story. It feels a bit like it wants to tell us that eating meat is a horrible thing and it means you want war?  
10th August '16
I read it to SophieKelly aged 3 aged 3
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2 stars
Dinosaur egg is accidentally moved to the wrong nest, resulting in a herbivore being brought up by a carnivorous T-Rex family who consider him a bit odd... with his "sisters" nick-naming him Tyrannosaurus Drip . When a storm creates a bridge over the river (previously impassable to the non-swimming T-Rex gang),  his "true" relatives are under threat.... but Drip encourages his "family" to look in the water where they see some scary looking dinosaurs... the bridge breaks, and they are swept away... leaving Drip reunited with his real family, and a lot happier. Its an ok read, but lacks the charm of other Julia Donaldson books. I struggle to understand what the "message" is meant to be.... while his adoptive family are not terribly kind to him, are his actions right ? - you rather expect given his links to both dinsoaur types, that he will help both tribes of dinosaur come to an understanding and live in peace with each other.... but thats not the case. I find the book a bit strange ! and perhaps my reading of it is less enthusiastic as a result which my daughter must pick up on (as otherwise she's usually very into anything dinsoaur related!!). 
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