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Scary stripes and ginger tails


Have you ever heard of a red and yellow dinosaur? For the first time scientists have been able to determine what colour dinosaurs used to be from evidence left in fossilised remains. The Sinosauropteryx, a meat eater that lived in China, was found to be orange with white stripes on its tail.

Anthony Browne, renowned illustrator and the sixth Children's Laureate, considers what the discovery will mean for dinosaurs pictures in children's books.


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