Dinos Don't Give Up!

by Smriti Halls (Author) Richard Merritt (Illustrator)

Dinos Don't Give Up!
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

A humorous, rhyming dinosaur tale about determination and learning that having fun isn't always about being the best.

Diplodocus Dinah is great at everything! She is an excellent speller; she plays piano; she paints masterpieces; and she knits. There's nothing she can't do and no competition she can't win. But when the Surfing Contest comes to Dino Town, Dinah discovers that surfing is something she just can't do! For the first time ever, Dinah doesn't win a competition. Will she be devastated? Or will she decide that there's more to having fun than winning?

A fun, humorous story about perseverance, and learning that you might not always be the best.

Smriti Halls
Smriti Prasadam-Halls is an internationally best-selling, award-winning children's author, published in more than 35 languages worldwide. She began her career at the BBC and worked for several years as a writer and editor in children's publishing and television before taking up writing full time. She lives in London with her husband and three sons, reading, writing, and eating sticky buns.

Richard Merritt has been an illustrator for 15 years after graduating from Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Kingston University. Richard has worked on many varied projects, from children's books and packaging to magazines and costume illustration for Hollywood films. When he is not drawing, Richard enjoys all types of culture. He takes in the wealth of art and theater that London has to offer on a regular basis, and is a long-suffering fan of the Tottenham Hotspur football club.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Tiger Tales
Publication date
July 20, 2022
BISAC categories
JUV002060 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
JUV039090 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | New Experience
JUV039140 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Stories in rhyme

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