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The dinosaur who lost his roar

The dinosaur who lost his roar

First Reading Level 3
The dinosaur who lost his roar

  • An amusing and original story told with simple text and delightful illustrations.
  • Sid likes scaring his friends with his mighty roar, but when Sid loses his voice, will his friends wish he hadn’t?
  • First Reading Level Three titles help beginner readers develop reading stamina and include character sheets or maps and the main story.
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
  • Also available as an English Learner's Edition with CD recordings in British and American English and downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes.


Key Stage: EYFS/KS1 E; Age 4+

Lexile Measure: 490L

Book Band: 7 - Turquoise

CEFR Level: A2

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746077146
48 pages
196 x 130mm

Illustrator: Andy Elkerton

Russell Punter

Russell Punter was born in Bedfordshire, England. From an early age he enjoyed writing and illustrating his own stories. He later trained as a graphic designer at art college in West Sussex before entering publishing. Since then, he has written over fifty books for children, including original fiction in both picture book and young reader formats.

Russell Punter

Press Reviews

For every parent, child and teacher weary of the monotony of the average reading scheme, Usborne’s First Reading series will offer rays of sunlight. The books are carefully levelled and offer a huge variety of accessible and fun, fiction and non-fiction.
Tamara Linke (Proprietor, Tales on Moon Lane Bookshop)

Reader Reviews

Good book, my daughter, 4-year, loves it!
My daughter really loves this book, I have read it many times to her and even try to play Sid, Ross, Rex, Olley & Spike with her. Of course she play Sid, me Rex and her toys play the other three. We are from China, so this book is quite good for children all around the globe.

Deng Ming, 1st August 2017
Amazing!! Sid is better than TV
I bought this book last week and not only my 3 years old boy asks me to read it many times during the day but tonight he preferred Sid and his friends rather than Peppa Pig!!! Illustrations are fantastic, funny and characters are so cute! Descriptions are very detailed also for little foreign readers. Marina & Matteo from Italy

Marina, 22nd March 2014
The Dinosaur Who Lost his Roar
My 5 year old daughter enjoyed reading this as she likes dinosaurs. Our local library has just got some of these Usborne First Reading books in - they seem appealing to new readers.

Jess, 29th September 2009


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