Dinosaur Mac's Discovery: A Story of a Boy Who Truly Knows How Cool it is to Exist

Author(s): Erin Feasey

NZ Picture Books | Early Experiences & Issues

Mac loves dinosaurs so much that he wears a dinosaur tail all the time, at home, in the playground, even to all his medical appointments. Mac's muscles work differently to those of other kids, and he needs help with balance and strength. When Mac starts using a wheelchair, what will happen to his dinosaur tail?

Hi my name is Erin Feasey.

Our beautiful son has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a progressive muscle wasting condition with a limited life span. He is a cheeky wee intelligent soul who loves life AND BOOKS!

As parents we were struck with the OMG how will we ever tell him or begin to talk about some of this stuff?


I have written my own picture book DINOSAUR MAC'S DISCOVERY and follows a boy through the beginning stages of this condition.

He wears a dinosaur tail everywhere and follows him on some of his "adventures" like physio, Echocardiograms and so on. It is meant to be heartwarming (dino tail), funny (dino tail) while being real (people) and accurate (words like Physio and paediatrician).


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  • : 9780473300340
  • : Mary Egan Publishing
  • : Mary Egan Publishing
  • : books

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  • : Erin Feasey
  • : Gabriella Klepatski