Grug meets a dinosaur - By Ted Prior
Grug meets a dinosaur
One hot morning, Grug decides to go to the creek for a swim. On his way there, he spots a strange creature lying on a rock. It looks like a dinosaur!
The dinosaur chases Grug to the creek, and it follows him. Grug swims across the creek, and so does the dinosaur. Grug sits down for a rest under a tree. But where has the dinosaur gone?
Then something falls on Grug's head. It's the dinosaur! Grug runs, with the dinosaur clinging to him.
Grug trips over Cara's hollow log, and the dinosaur flies off Grug. Cara comes out to see what's happening.
Grug and Cara look at the dinosaur. The dinosaur looks at them. Then it slithers off into the bush.
Cara sighs. 'Just a goanna,' she says.
But the Zoom Zoom Car has too much zoom and Grug and Cara discover that if they cannnot save someone else, they can at least save themselves.
Grug is a fictional character appearing in a series of Australian children's books by the author Ted Prior. They were published between 1979 and 1992 by Hodder Headline Australia and have now been republished by Simon & Schuster. The reprinted series is now available for purchase. Due to the popularity of the series, new titles are being published, some are already available for purchase.
"Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawong tree. Resembling a small, striped haystack with feet and a nose, he is fascinated by the world around him and solves everyday problems creatively and without fuss. When dancing instructions are too difficult to understand, Grug invents his own dance and calls it "The Grug"."
Author : Ted Prior
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Format : Paperback
Condition : New in October 2014
Dimensions : 15cm x 15 cm x 0.5cm
About Ted Prior
Ted Prior previously worked as a police officer and art teacher. He also worked in children's TV and animation. In 1979 he started his GRUG series of children's picture books.
- Q. How did you come to write Grug?
- A. Thirty years ago I was living on a small farm in northern New South Wales. I had just started reading stories to my two very young children and thought I would try to create our own imaginary bush animal and write a story about it. I doodled around and came up with Grug.