DINOSAUR'S ON TRACTORS

A children's Book dinosaurs drive tractors

DINOSAURS ON TRACTORS

By Phil Robinson

 

There was so much excitement at Dinosaur's Nest theme park. It was the best day in Charliesaurus' life, even though he had lived a very long time.

First of all his mum had laid an egg. Soon there would be a new Babysaurus.

Now, the five new huge dinosaur tractors had been delivered for Charliesaurus and his brothers and sisters to drive around Dinosaur's Nest.

So that all the dinosaur's knew whose was whose the tractors were painted different colours.

A red one for Charliesaurus who was the eldest.

A yellow one for his sister Daisysaurus

A blue one for Jacksaurus

An orange one for Suzisaurus

A green one for Zacsaurus

Each one had a great big black number on a white background from one to five.

Charliesaurus stepped back to admire his big red tractor with the number one on it.

But as he did so he knocked the egg his mum had laid.

There was a rolling and crunching noise just like a steam roller as the egg began to move.

Faster and faster it went, gathering speed down the hill.

"Oh no!" Screamed Charliesaurus, "What have I done?"

The egg rolled so fast.

Out of the gates of Dinosaur's Nest Theme Park.

Passed the school where all the children were playing in the playground.

Through the shops where mums and dads were doing all their shopping.

It bounced over the humpy back bridge and scared the ducks on the stream below.

Then, it took the train by surprise who shouted "Weeeee" as the egg rolled through the railway crossing.

The egg went passed the farm it did not even stop to see the cows, pigs horses and hens.

At top of the hill the lighthouse winked at the egg as it headed for the edge of the cliff.

Finally at the edge of the cliff it rolled into a seagulls nest and stopped.

There a long, long way below the cliff was the sea. If the egg had rolled off the cliff it would surely have broken into a hundred pieces, like Humpty Dumpty and become a giant scrambled egg.

Back at Dinosaur's Nest Charliesaurus shouted to all his brothers and sisters.

"Come on everyone. Put your trailers on your tractors. We have to go and find mummysaurus' egg."

"But we are not allowed out of the Dinosaur's Nest." Said Daisysaurus.

"This is an emergency." Yelled Charliesaurus.

He jumped on his tractor and started the engine.

"Chugg, Chuggity, Chugg!" said the red tractor.

Soon all five tractors were saying "Chugg,chuggity,chugg!"

Off they went in a line. Out of the gates of Dinosaur's Nest Theme Park.

Passed the school where all the children were playing in the playground.

Through the shops where mums and dads were doing all their shopping.

They bounced over the humpy back bridge and scared the ducks on the stream below.

Then, they took the train by surprise who shouted "Weeeee" as the five tractors rolled through the railway crossing.

As the tractors passed the farm they did not even stop to see the cows, pigs horses and hens.

At the top of the hill the lighthouse winked at the tractors as they headed for the edge of the cliff.

Finally at the edge of the cliff  they saw the egg resting a seagulls nest, which was way too small for it. All five tractors stopped.

"Goodness." Said Charliesaurus. " If the egg had rolled off the cliff it would surely have broken into a hundred pieces and become a giant scrambled egg. Now we just have to get the egg onto my trailer and take it back to mum."

Jacksaurus was bringing some rope to Charliesaurus. But just as he walked behind the big red tractor with the number one on it there was a mighty gust of wind. Like you often get on cliff tops at the seaside.

Charliesaurus and his brothers and sisters heard a noise, like the snapping of twigs. Just like when you walk through a wood or forest.

The wind had blown the egg and started it rolling again. Charliesaurus could smell the salt of the sea below. He could feel the wind on his face. Jacksaurus, Daisysaurus and Charliesaurus rushed to stop the egg rolling but it was too heavy for them.

Slowly it rolled over the edge of the cliff. They could hear it squashing plants and bushes as it rolled down the cliff.

They waited for the horrible sound of it breaking into a hundred pieces. Or may be a huge giant splash in the sea. But nothing happened.

After a few minutes the five dinosaur's plucked up courage to look over the edge of the cliff.

Gradually, when they leaned out far enough they could see the egg lodged in the top of a tree, half way between the top of the cliff and the sea.

"There is only one thing for it." Said Charliesaurus. "I'll have to go down and tie some ropes around the egg and then tie the other end of the ropes to the tractors and slowly pull it back up. But I'll need one of you to come down with me."

"I will!" Said Suzisaurus, all excited. "I love climbing on the cliffs."

They tied ropes to the blue, yellow and green tractors. Then, carefully, carried the other ends down the cliff and  tied them securely round the egg.

"OK. Pull!" Yelled Charliesaurus.

He and his sister listened.

One by one they heard the "Chugg, chuggitty, chugg!" of the tractors start.

The three tractors said, "Chugg, chuggitty, chugg!" together.

The ropes began to tighten.

Slowly the egg began to be hoisted up the cliff side.

A flock of seagulls flew around the egg and over Charliesaurus and Suzisaurus' head with cries of laughter. As seagulls do.

"Ha! Ha! Ha!" They laughed. "Who lost an Eggysaurus. You would never find us losing our eggs."

"Shut up, you silly seagulls." Shouted Charliesaurus, very annoyed. "Or I'll turn you into seagull burger pie and eat you with a plate of chips."

"You got to learn to fly first!" Answered the seagull, very rudely.

As the egg reached the top the orange tractors slipped back letting the egg slip. Everyone cried out. But its huge tyres managed to grip again and all was well.

Finally the egg was safely back at the top of the cliff. Charliesaurus and Suziesaurus clambered up and they too were safe.

"OK, everyone. If the tractors pull the egg next to my tractor's trailer. Then the five of us can lift it on to the trailer."

They all gathered lots of leaves and branches building a nest round the bottom of the base of the egg. Next Charliesaurus took his patchwork quilt that he kept in his trailer and put it over the egg like a tent to keep it warm.

"OK, everyone." He said. "Into your tractors and back to Mum at Dianosaur's Nest Theme Park.

"Chugg, chuggitty, chugg." Said all the tractors, together.

They drove round the seagulls nest.

At top of the hill the lighthouse winked at the egg as it headed home.

As the tractors passed the farm they did not even stop to see the cows, pigs horses and hens.

Then, they took the train by surprise who shouted "Weeeee" as the tractors with the egg rolled through the railway crossing.

Bouncing over the humpy back bridge the tractor convoy scared the ducks on the stream below.

Through the shops where mums and dads were shopping.

Passed the school where the children played in the playground.

And turned left through the gates of Dinosaur's Nest Theme Park.

The dinosaur’s mum and dad were waiting for them.

"Where have you been?" Asked Daddysaurus angrily.

"We've been so worried, especially with it being your first day on your new tractors." Said Mummysaurus.

"We went to rescue Eggasaurus. Look!" Said Charliesaurus pointing to the trailer on the back of the tractor.

"And where did you find him or her?" Asked Mummysaurus.

"Out of the gates of Dinosaur's Nest Theme Park." Said Daisysaurus

"Passed the school where all the children were playing in the playground." Said Jacksaurus

"Through the shops where mums and dads were shopping." Said Suzisaurus

"We bounced over the humpy back bridge and scared the ducks on the stream below." Said Zacsaurus.

"Then, we  took the train by surprise who shouted "Weeeee" as we rolled through the railway crossing." Said Charliesaurus

"As we passed the farm they we did not even stop to see the cows, pigs horses and hens." Said Daisysaurus

"At the top of the hill the lighthouse winked at us as we headed for the edge of the cliff." Said Zacsaurus, because he loved the lighthouse

"Finally at the edge of the cliff  we saw the egg resting on a seagulls nest, which was way too small for it. " Said Suzisaurus.

"Oh my goodness." Screamed Mummysaurus nearly fainting.

"But that's not all!" Said Chaliesaurus.

"No!" Said Daisysaurus. "Eggasaurus fell half way down the cliff and Chaliesaurus and Suzisaurus went to get it whilst we pulled it up with the tractors."

"But we told you..." Said Daddysaurus.

"Not to go out of Dinosaur's Nest Theme Park!" Concluded Mummysaurus.

"Yes." Said Charliesaurus. "But it was an..."

But his last word was drowned by a huge cracking noise coming from the egg.

Then another and another.

Quickly Mummysaurus and Daddysaurus and the five young saurus’ ran to look at Charliesaurus' trailer. The patchwork quilt was moving by itself.

"Eak!" Screamed Zacsaurus, it's a ghost.

"No it's not." Said Daddysaurus pulling off the quilt.

The egg was broken in two halves.

"Look it's our new Babysaurus, just hatched out."

Mummysaurus climbed onto the trailer and cuddled her new baby.

"We'll need another tractor." Insisted Chaliesaurus.

"It will be number six, but I wonder what colour?" Asked Suzisaurus.

Everyone was so excited.

"It is a girl." Said Mummysaurus. "What shall we name her."

"Dianasaurus." Suggested Chaliesaurus.

"Buttercupsaurus." Said Daisysaurus.

"Tinkerbellsaurus." Said Jacksaurus.

"Princessaurus." Said Suzisaurus.

"Spottysaurus, because of her spots." Said Zacsaurus.

"I think we can move away from human based names and use one that reflects her." Said Mummysaurus. "We'll name her Tractorsaurus !"

 

©2017 Phil Robinson www.jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk

 

When I was a lad at school around 13 years old, our Maths teacher used to call me Wol. At the end of the year as we were moving up a class I plucked up courage to ask why he called me Wol. He told meit was thename of the deslexic owl in Winnie the Pooh. With my Harry Potter glasses he said I looked like the Wise Old Owl in the Winnie the Pooh stories.

 

Being the vain person I am I took it as a compliment

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