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The first series from the bestselling and award-winning picture book genius Rob Biddulph!
A brand new, creatively cretaceous story from the bestselling Rob Biddulph - and the first book in his first ever series!
Meet Otto, Winnie, Greg(osaurus) and all the other dinosaur juniors, as they traverse life's first ups and downs - all in Rob's trademark rhyme filled with warmth and humour.
This first book is perfect for Rob's youngest fans, with colourful, detailed artwork and a simple rhyming text perfect for reading aloud.

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This is Book 1 in the Dinosaur Juniors Series. See all Dinosaur Juniors books here.

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15th September '18
I read it to LMagill aged 2 aged 2
Happy Hatchday 9780008207434
5 stars
This is a lovely rhyming story which any dinosaur fan will love. My two year old really enjoyed the story and was even counting the eggs at the beginning. It has great illustrations too, would highly recommend. 
19th April '19
I read it to Brobee aged 6 aged 6 & to Toodee aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
We love the funky dinosaurs and gorgeous rhyming text in Happy Hatchday. Rob Biddulph's style is so engaging for younger readers (and so lovely for us adults too!). It's delightful and a story that children can confidently join in with too. A thoroughly recommended read!
3rd September '18
I read it to Rubyvs aged 3 aged 3 & to Harryvs aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
My one and three year old always run to get the post when get hear it arrive and the fact this book was for them got them even more excited. 
My one year old Harry loved looking at all the pictures and pointing to the dinosaurs  and Ruby loved repeating the words after me and saying the dinosaur names when she saw them. 
The pictures are lovely and colourful and the rhyming made it fun for me to read and them to listen to and engage with 
This has actually now become one of our bedtime books which has to be read EVERY night before they go to sleep 
28th August '18
I read it to Matthias aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
My son, Matthias, who returned 6 years old a week ago, I would highly recommend this book as a birthday present to the kids around this age, this book is the right level for year 1 or 2 children, with the concept of dinosaur and all the colourful pictures, this book attract my son to read the whole book in one go. And most important thing of this story is giving hope to the children and let them know everyone is caring them, which is the message I want to deliver to my son. This is such a lovely book.
28th August '18
summerkerchey read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
Disco dancing dinosaurs, what more could you want!!! Bright colourful illustrations follow the story of Greg(osaurus) and his fellow hatchlings along his emotional adventures to a very happy ending! 
28th August '18
Ellielebugjnr read it themselves aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This is a perfect book for preschoolers. Sophie sat and ''''d' this to herself. It's bright, colourful and simple. She counted the 9 eggs and said hello to all the jnr dinosaurs, I told her thier names. She really enjoyed this book.
28th August '18
I read it to Alexandra aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
My daughter came to me and said "Mummy - you need to read this book now - it is so cute!!"

A beautifully designed book with simple and sweet rhyming text. This is a great book for youngsters starting to read suitable for all young kids who are dinosaurs lovers. I'm sure the whole family will enjoy hearing or reading this rhyming and very touching story which has a little lesson to learn about all the first times that every junior enjoys:)
19th March '19
I read it to Squirt aged 5 aged 5 & to Squidge aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Lots of fun to be had in this cool book. We love this author and have some of his other books. The rhyming story is great, following a group of dinos as they hatch from their eggs (though my resident dino expert was dissapointed to see a Woopy mammoth hatching from an egg!) They are all up to something except Greg, who feels rather left out, butbhes in for a big surprise.
29th August '18
I read it to The-face aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My daughter was super excited to receive this book as she is simply potty about dinosaurs. As well as a very comforting rhyming narrative (which my daughter tried to sound out some of the words herself) the book flowed beautifully. Greg is the youngest dinosaur and he tries to find a place amongst his friends. This is perfect for my daughter as she starts school soon and we talked about the emotions of Greg and what she would do in the same situation. The illustrations were delightful and gave plenty more for us to chat about later.

Since receiving this on Wednesday we have read it no less than 5 times since yesterday. It will definitely be a classic in this household!
7th November '18
FreddyBoggis read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
I really liked this bright and colourful book, it was easy to read too and rhymed. Greg the dinosaur is the last egg to hatch and when he tries to make friends, the dinosaurs are all busy. They have a nice surprise for Greg and my favourite dinosaur was the mammoth one.
30th October '18
I read it to BabiTait aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This book is wonderful. My son loves to count the eggs at the beginning of the book and points out the one that hasn't cracked yet. He also enjoys repeating the names of dinos as they hatch. Great colorful illustrations. We will have to purchase our own copy as he doesn't want to return our borrowed copy to the library!
13th September '18
I read it to HarryBallantyne aged 5 aged 5
Happy Hatchday 9780008207434
5 stars
I read this book to my 5 year old boy who loves dinosaurs he was so excited when the book came through. The story is lovely easy to read and kept him interested till the end. The rhyme is easy to follow which is fantastic as he is just learning to read some words and was happy finding them in the book. The pictures are bright, colourful and perfect for his age group. The message of the book is great also definitely a book we will read over and over again!! 
13th September '18
FreyasBooks read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
My 5 year old daughter who loves dinosaurs adored reading this. It is a lovely bright book that is very engaging for little ones. My daughter and I would highly recommend Happy Hatchday! 
3rd September '18
I read it to Princesskatie aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
Really lovely book
4th September '18
LA12 read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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4 stars
This is a lovely, simple story that Leo had a lot of fun reading. Greg, the last dinosaur to hatch, is sad when it appears that the other little dinosaur hatchlings are all busy having fun together and don't need him around - until the 'surprise' ending. Leo loved studying the illustrations, especially the cloud above Greg changing throughout the story and turning between the pages of eggs before and after hatching to work out who is in which patterned egg. 
29th August '18
I read it to Ibby aged 6 aged 6 & to Massi aged 1 aged 1
Happy Hatchday 9780008207434
3 stars
We love dino books in my household, and although this is a nice book, it is not our favourite. 
That said, the images are bright and colourful and the message of doing things at your own pace is a good one. Just felt the storyline lacked something. 
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About Rob Biddulph

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Rob Biddulph is an award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator. His first picture book Blown Away won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. His second, GRRRRR!, was nominated for the CILIP Kate Greena...

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