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Authors: Jacqueline Wilson

Dinosaur's Packed Lunch

A hand reached out and patted Dinah on the shoulder. A huge scaly hand with a spiked thumb . . .
On a school trip to see the dinosaurs in the museum, everyone in the class has a packed lunch. Everyone, that is, except for Dinah. Until a friendly iguanodon decides to help . . .
Soon Dinah has a very special packed lunch – and a huge surprise to come!


Jacqueline Wilson

Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

For Bunny, with lots of love
NICK SHARRATT knew from an early age that he wanted to use his drawing skills as his career, so he went to Manchester Polytechnic to do an Art Foundation course. He followed this up with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at St. Martin's School of Art in London from 1981–1984.
Since graduating, Nick has been working full-time as an illustrator for children's books, publishers and a wide range of magazines. His brilliant illustrations have brought to life many books, most notably the titles by Jacqueline Wilson.
Nick also writes books as well as illustrating them.
Chapter One
Dinah woke up early.
She didn't feel like getting washed. She didn't feel like getting dressed. She didn't feel like going to school.
“Boring,” said Dinah.
Dinah did not feel like breakfast.
Not cornflakes and milk.
“Boring,” said Dinah.
She made herself a jam sandwich.
“Yummy,” said Dinah, rubbing her tummy.
She fed the teddy on her nightie, too.
Dinah wanted a drink but the lemonade was right at the top of the cupboard with Dad's beer.
Dinah couldn't reach.
Then she saw Dad's window-cleaning ladder.
Dinah nearly reached the lemonade.
But then the ladder slipped.
Dad woke up early, too.
Dinah hated it when Dad got cross. She didn't have a mum or any brothers or sisters. Dinah just had her dad.
“How am I going to clean the windows now?” said Dad. “And take that thumb out of your mouth, baby.”
Dinah always sucked her thumb when she was sad. Her special sucking thumb was starting to get a bit pointed.
Dinah was still sucking her thumb when she went to school. The boys teased her. Dinah got cross. There was a fight.
Then Miss Smith got cross and sent Dinah indoors.
Dinah had a little wash.
Dinah's best friend, Judy, ended up having a little wash, too.

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