Dinosaurs and Dinnerladies

By John Dougherty
Illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones

Hilarious debut collection of poems from the author of Stink-Bomb and Ketchup Face

'In dining halls of long ago
When dinosaurs sat down to dine,
Did prehistoric dinner-ladies
Keep them all in line? '

What’s the REAL reason the dinosaurs died out? Can anyone rescue Class 2M from the wild dinner-ladies? And what will happen when Class 2M meet a lion?




Age 7+

Aug 3, 2016





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"One of the very best authors... for both schools and festival events"

Theresa Lowe - Glasgow's West End Festival


"With Dougherty's inventive use of language, and with each poem different enough to keep a young reader interested, there is plenty here to capture a child's imagination. And Tom Morgan-Jones' cartoon-like illustrations are fun too."



"Good on you, John Dougherty. If you want to turn children on to poetry, then grab a copy of this and share it; buy a copy or more and give it; which ever – JUST DO IT!"

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John Dougherty


John Dougherty is a Northern Irish writer who now lives in Gloucestershire. He worked as a primary school teacher until 2004, when he became a full-time author. His first book, Zeus on the Loose, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award, and he is the author of the hugely popular Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face books for primary-age children. John is former chair of the UK Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group of the Society of Authors

Tom Morgan-Jones


Tom Morgan-Jones is an award-winning illustrator based in Cambridge. His work is widely exhibited and internationally published, from children’s books and magazines to satirical board games. His books for children include Mangy Mummies and Gory Gladiators in the Awfully Ancient series, five titles in the Short Sharp Shakespeare series and The Unlikely Outlaws by Philip Ardagh.


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