All about dinosaurs, fossils and prehistoric animals by Everything Dinosaur team members.
2 03, 2018

What’s Your Favourite Dinosaur Book?

By | March 2nd, 2018|General Teaching|Comments Off on What’s Your Favourite Dinosaur Book?

What is Your Favourite Book About Dinosaurs?

Yesterday, was World Book Day, an opportunity to celebrate books, authors, illustrations and the joy of reading.  For part of the day team members were tweeting and re-tweeting the various pictures put up on social media that highlighted the numerous activities taking place at schools that we had recently visited to deliver dinosaur workshops.  We received lots of emails and we responded to all those that required a reply, praising the efforts of the children, teachers and other grown-ups who had worked so hard to make World Book Day memorable.

In one of the email that we received, we were asked to nominate our favourite book about dinosaurs.

Our Nominated Favourite Dinosaur Book (Childhood Favourite)

Favourite dinosaur book.

Book about dinosaurs.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Favourite Dinosaur Book

Choosing a favourite dinosaur book from our substantial collection was quite hard.  However, after much deliberation we chose “Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Reptiles”.  This publication was first put into print in the mid 1960’s, the text by Jane Werner Watson guides the reader through geological time and focuses on the rise of the dinosaurs.  The illustrations are by Rudolph F Zallinger and they are beautiful, although like the few facts in this book, they are now hopelessly inaccurate and out of date.  Zallinger painted wonderfully detailed landscapes, populated by dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.  We love the small details in Zallinger’s paintings, the tiny mammal appearing next to the giant Triceratops, the beautifully crafted plants and the woodland that forms the backdrop to a dramatic illustration of Ornitholestes attempting to catch Archaeopteryx.  We know that Ornitholestes and Archaeopteryx lived in different parts of the world, but as children this book really captured our imaginations and helped to fuel a life-long fascination with ancient animals, fossils and life in the past.

The Joy of Reading – Browsing Books

The joy of reading.

Browsing books – celebrating the joy of reading.

Picture Credit: The Frankfurt Book Fair Press

2 03, 2018

Snow and Ice Affecting Deliveries

By | March 2nd, 2018|Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Bad Weather in the UK – Delays with Deliveries

Currently much of the UK is experiencing severe weather conditions.  Snow and icy conditions are affecting much of Scotland, East Anglia, Yorkshire, the Pennines, north-eastern England, the south-west and south-eastern England.  This prolonged period of cold weather has led to the cancellation of many trains and the road network, including several major roads, has been very badly disrupted.  Driving conditions are described as treacherous for many parts of the United Kingdom and we at Everything Dinosaur are aware that the weather has caused widespread transport chaos.

Deep Snow Covers Much of the UK and More Snow is Forecast

Heavy snow falls.

Heavy snow falls across much of the UK causing disruption.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Impact on Deliveries/Collections

The severe weather is having a deleterious effect on parcel deliveries and collection services.  Everything Dinosaur has been informed that courier services in parts of the country are likely to be very badly affected with a temporary suspension of some deliveries and collections.  The safety of the drivers is paramount and whilst we are aware that the courier companies will do their best to operate as normal, we do appreciate that due to the bad weather, some services such as next day delivery may not be possible in parts of the UK for the time being.

Dinosaur Deliveries in the Snow Can Be Difficult

Everything Dinosaur's "dino van" covered in snow.

A dinosaur van covered in snow.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Whilst our dedicated team members continue to pack and process orders as quickly as they can, we do appreciate that delivery delays are likely to occur.  We advise all our customers to allow extra time for deliveries, purchasing a couple of days early can make all the difference.”

International Deliveries Affected

Several international airports such as Glasgow and Dublin have been closed due to heavy snow.  This has affected flights and as such, our international customers may find delays in deliveries too.  Everything Dinosaur has implemented contingency plans to help minimise the disruption to our packing and despatch of orders.  We have put in place arrangements to assist with the prompt collection of parcels from our premises and team members have ensured that orders placed by 2.30pm yesterday afternoon for first class or second class delivery by Royal Mail, have already been sent out.

The Arrival of Stock at Everything Dinosaur’s Warehouse

The Everything Dinosaur warehouse remains open, but there may be delays in shipments/deliveries reaching our warehouse due to the severe weather.  Contingency plans are in place to help minimise the impact of this period of very bad weather on deliveries into our own warehouse.

Everything Dinosaur team members urge customers to try and place orders early to help give delivery companies more time in the current severe weather conditions.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update you as and when necessary.

Be safe, stay warm.

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