Lars Mæhle/Lars Rudebjer: THE DINOSAUR BUNCH SERIES 1–7

Dinosaurgjengen: 1 Egget, 2 Svømmekonkurransen, 3 Reisen,
4 Skattejakten, 5 Bestevennen, 6 Sjøuhyret, 7 Hemmeligheten
Published by Kagge Forlag, 2019-21

Cover of The Dinosaur Bunch book 7: "The Secret".

Get to know all about dinosaurs big and small in THE DINOSAUR BUNCH series
Reggie Rex is a slightly anxious six year-old who lives together with his family in the big boggy forest. Reggie is always being reluctantly dragged along on adventures by his best friend, Tim Troodon. Tim is six years old too, but nothing frightens him. And then there’s Grandma Rex. Sometimes she can be deadly!

The families of Reggie Rex and Tim Troodon will travel together on their summer holiday. They are going to visit Tim’s grandfather up in the mountains in the north. The grandfather is an inventor and lives in a cave. But why is he not home when they get there? And what secrets are hidden in the dark cave?

Book 1: THE EGG
Early one morning, Reggie Rex rudely awoken by his friend, Tim Troodon. Tim has big news: His mum’s egg is about to hatch! Reggie and Tim decide to take a shortcut through the boggy forest to get there in time. But is this very wise? On the way they meet some fairly fearsome dinosaurs. And when they come out the other side, a surprise is waiting for them…

Cover of "The Dinosaur Bunch 1: The Egg"


Reggie Rex is visiting the beach with his family and Tim. Reggie isn’t such a good swimmer, so when his big brother Robin challenges Reggie and Tim to a swimming competition, it can’t possibly go well. All these rumors about a sea monster in the water don’t help either. This must be an exciting competition.


Book 3: THE TRIP
Tim wonders what lies behind the big mountains in the north. What exist outside the borders of the map? Reggie thinks it is crocodile mosquitos or dracula sharks, but Tim thinks there are just kind dinosaurs there. He persuades Reggie to join an exciting and exhausting trip.

Cover of "The Dinosaur Bunch 3: The Trip"

Reggie and Tim find a mysterious treasure map in the bushes by the Rex-cave. A valuable treasure is supposed to be dug down, all the way in the deepest deep of the sump forest. Reggie doesn’t want to go treasure hunting. What if scary dinosaur pirates are lurking by the treasure? But in the end, Tim talks Reggie into it. On the way they must pass several dangerous obstacles. Will they find the treasure chest?

Every morning, Tim comes over to Reggie’s place to wake him up. But one day Tim doesn’t arrive. Reggie wonders, whatever could have happened to him…. Reggie wants to go look for Tim right away, but Daddy Rex tells Reggie not to. Why? Because someone has just seen a strange, scary, flying dinosaur in the Sump Wood. But he must look for him, doesn’t he?

Cover of "The Best Friend"

This is the sixth title in the popular series THE DINOSAUR BUNCH. Reggie wakes up and realises that Grandma Rex has tried to eat Tim … again. Outdoors, something heavy and white has arrived: Snow, and lots of it! The lake has frozen over, and Mum Rex arranges an ice fishing competition. The first prize is a huge can of mackerel in tomato sauce. But who knows if there are scary creatures lurking underneath the ice? Only one thing is certain: plenty of surprises lie in wait for Reggie and Tim.

The Dinosaur Bunch series is a whacky dinosaur universe for little ones, jam-packed with funniness. The books are perfect for reading aloud and are suitable for young children who have just started to read on their own. At the back of each book there are lots of facts about all the dinosaurs featured in the story.
English translations are available. 48 pages. Format 20 × 25 cm.
Translation rights sold to: China, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Island, Finland, Iceland, Indonesia, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine.

Portrait of Lars Mæhle

Lars Mæhle (b. 1971) has written a number of books for children,YA and fiction, among them the children’s novel Tunisia’s Keeper (2004). In 2011 the film The Liverpool Goalie, based on Mæhle’s novel received the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. In 2009 he wrote the awarded fantasy novel The Country beneath the Ice. Most recently he wrote the YA novel Andromeda (2018) and a crime series for small children.

Portrait of Lars Rudebjer

Lars Rudebjer (b. 1958) has illustrated more than 40 children’s books published in 10 countries. His production also includes postcards, comic strips, board games and CD games for children, and a collection of pictures for IKEA.