WHEN DINOSAURS WALKED THE EARTH has won this year’s Oscar’s Book Prize, for the best UK book for young readers published in the past 12 months.

It’s a story for 3-to-6 year-olds, with uproarious illustrations by bright-eyed Zehra Hicks.

Smallasaurus is a dinosaur with a plant-based diet. She’s after some sweet and juicy ferns for breakfast. But Badasaurus is after a dinosaur with a plant-based diet for breakfast. And what does Worseasaurus want?!

Oscar’s Book Prize is awarded in memory of Oscar Ashton, a boy who loved stories and who died aged just 3 years old. It’s a great way to honour a boy who loved books.

These are times of much talk about creating artificial intelligence, but we know reading books creates REAL intelligence. So here’s to the memory of Oscar Ashton. And here’s to giving children lots and lots and lots of HAPPY READING!

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