A Dinosaur called Minerva
An amusing tale of Peter Simon Richard Ogden, Sprog for short, who is obliged to spend his Easter holidays with an absent-minded, eccentric aunt. When he discovers and befriends a dinosaur with toothache his holiday takes a turn for the better. The story is full of delightfully larger than life characters including the bemused, very feminine Minerva, whose troublesome tooth is removed by prosperous dental surgeon, Mr. Spruce. His professional reputation comes to depend on the public believing his story. Sprog realises that Minerva's centuries of peace depend on her presence remaining secret. His ingenious and hilarious plans bring all to a satisfactory conclusion. Tessa Krailing is new to me. This first book is one that should bring a lot of pleasure. I look forward to the next.