By (author) Charlie James
Ok. Here’s a question: If an egg hatched into a dinosaur on your kitchen table would you: a) Lock it up in a secure room, and then run for the hills as fast as you could? Or b) Hide it from Mum and try to keep it as a pet?It is Ned’s bad luck that his brother Bill decides to go for option ‘b’. So when a seemingly innocent boiled egg on the breakfast table starts to shake, change colour and say ‘cheep’ and then hatch out a dinosaur, it is up to Ned to try to shake some sense into his totally irresponsible brother, all the while keeping his eagle-eyed mum in the dark …
Dino-Egg is Catriona’s second book for children, and is the sequel to her first, Fish. It was observing her children’s particular take on life – and the reaction of children to adults in general – that inspired her to sit down and write Fish. Charlie and her family live in Edinburgh; and her children would like to stress that Fish is a work of fiction, and that any resemblance to real persons is purely coincidental.