Alex is set on a dinosaur for a pet. So his grandfather took him to the Dino-Store to buy one, a Massospondylus. He called her Fred. But Fred ate far too much; her special hot steaming marsh in the bathroom was unhealthy; and when she goes to school the classroom makes her feel very sick. They have to go on a walk in the country - and now even Alex says, "This is going too far!" In the end, Alex is the first to agree when his grandfather suggests that his pet should actually be... a rabbit!
Hiawyn Oram was brought up in South Africa. She was a professional actor before coming to England, where she has worked as an advertising copywriter and has had numerous books published. Satoshi Kitamura was born in Tokyo and worked in advertising there before moving to London in 1980. He won the Mother Goose Award for Angry Arthur and he is now one of the most distinguished illustrators in Britain.