Welcome to our unique and colourful collection, inspired by Swedish author and illustrator Sarah Sheppard’s roarsome dinosaur books!

From baby to big brother or sister, let’s all be Dino friends! Red, blue, yellow and green… there’s a colour and style to make all little ones smile.

Watch out, there’s dinosaurs on the loose!



Welcome to our unique and colourful collection, inspired by Swedish author and illustrator Sarah Sheppard’s roarsome dinosaur books!

From baby to big brother or sister, let’s all be Dino friends! Red, blue, yellow and green… there’s a colour and style to make all little ones smile.

Watch out, there’s dinosaurs on the loose!

Unleash your Imagination... And An Occasional Dinosaur!


Sarah Sheppard is a Swedish author and illustrator. Debuting in 2008, she has been praised for her colourful and exciting books filled with awe inspiring facts on animals and nature.
In order to help promote reading for both children and parents alike, Polarn O. Pyret has teamed up with Sarah to release a limited edition collection. The collection will be available to purchase from Autumn 2021. Sarahs book ‘Lots of Dinosaurs’ was nominated for the prize of best children’s and youth book in 2008. In 2014 she was awarded the Carl von Linne plaques for her non-fiction book ‘Important Maps: For Adventurers and Daydreamers’ about all the amazing, exciting and mysterious things you can find in the world.

Sarah Sheppard is a Swedish author and illustrator. Debuting in 2008, she has been praised for her colourful and exciting books filled with awe inspiring facts on animals and nature. In order to help promote reading for both children and parents alike, Polarn O. Pyret has teamed up with Sarah to release a limited edition collection. The collection will be available to purchase from Autumn 2021. Sarahs book ‘Lots of Dinosaurs’ was nominated for the prize of best children’s and youth book in 2008. In 2014 she was awarded the Carl von Linne plaques for her non-fiction book ‘Important Maps: For Adventurers and Daydreamers’ about all the amazing, exciting and mysterious things you can find in the world.

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR SARAH SHEPPARD

She’s the mother of dinosaurs... ... in our new collection! Swedish children’s book author Sarah Sheppard tells us everything about the collaboration and how she became a dinosaur expert, and shares her tips on inspiring a love of reading in children!

Hello Sarah! You write and illustrate non-fiction books for children, such as the popular “Dino Deluxe”. What’s the best thing about your job?

"Everything, to be honest! It’s such great fun to dig really deeply into a subject – and then draw and write about it, sharing all the exciting things I’ve learned with others.”

Why have you chosen to write books for children?

“I simply write about things that I personally find exciting and interesting, and I’m probably fascinated by many of the same things as children! My publisher once observed that I have the same interests as the average five-year-old.”

Many of your books are about dinosaurs, but you haven't always been a dinosaur nerd. What did you do before you started writing books?

“I worked as a graphic designer, and before that I was art director at an advertising agency.”

Why did you start studying palaeontology?

“It was actually by chance! My friend suggested we take an evening class at Stockholm University. We applied to various courses – literature, the history of ideas, art – but we didn’t get into any of these! Instead, we got accepted on to “Dinosaurs, 10 credits” at the Department of Geological Sciences. A whole new – and fantastic – world opened up for me. I became obsessed and studied like crazy. I’ve always been interested in natural science, and this was natural science at its most spectacular! I see the dinosaurs as the most scrumptious evolution has to offer. Everything about them is thrilling! What they looked like, the sheer size of them, horns, shields, spikes, feathers, sharp claws and teeth, the eras they lived in, how they went extinct...”

What’s the most surprising fact you’ve discovered about dinosaurs?

“At the university, I was most surprised by the insight that birds are living dinosaurs. That was still quite new info at the time. But apart from that, the best thing about dinosaurs is that they never cease to surprise you. New fossils are constantly being found, on average one new species a week!”

How can we inspire a love of reading in our children?

“Read together every evening – the best moments of the day! Keep books piled everywhere at home, so they’re easy to access and attract young readers. Stock up on new books often! Go to the library and borrow lots and preferably different kinds of books – picture books, non-fiction books, comics, chapter books. Encourage your child’s specific interests. If they like mosquitoes and lorries – try to find books about mosquitoes and lorries. And be a good role model: let them see you curled up on the sofa reading a book!”

A gang of your dinosaurs can now be found here at Polarn O. Pyret. Tell us about the collection

“PO.P represents quality and childhood to me. I can't imagine a better context for my dear dinos – truly a dream collaboration! The collection has been created by the super-talented design team at PO.P, based on the illustrations in my dinosaur books. I’ve been involved in the discussions about which dinos to include, and about colours and details. The process was great fun and I was never worried about how the collection would turn out! I knew right away that Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops and the others were in very safe hands.”

Which garment in the collection is your favourite?

“I truly think everything is wonderful! The prints are fantastic, with lots of different dinos and jungle plants. I also adore the yellow sweatshirt with the black and white Therezinosaurus, where you can lift a flap and see the skeleton! And the dark blue top with Tyrannosaurus, of course. It’s also available in adult sizes, so I’ll be wearing mine all the time now. And the hat too! Although it’s only available in children’s size, it fits me as well, I’ve tried it!”

You already had a special link to Polarn O. Pyret – tell us more

“I grew up in the 1970s and wore loads of PO.P clothes myself (thanks, Mum!), including a dark blue corduroy jacket (with the Mickey Mouse logo on the sleeve) that I remember very well. But most of all, I remember my beloved red striped long johns! I lived in these, they were my absolute favourite garment, I wore them all day, every day. I don't actually ever remember wearing trousers, even when I went out (but I hope I did!). When I had children, a lot of their clothes came from PO.P. And of course, all three of them had striped long johns!”

Finally: What will your next book be about?

“The world’s dangerous and amazing animals!

Roarsome prints with our new dino friends!


Sarah Sheppard Dinosaur Colouring In

Need to keep your little ones occupied for a little while?

Click the link below to download our roarsome Sarah Sheppard colouring in sheets. With 5 dinosaurs to choose from, keep your little monster entertained with an activity inspired by our latest collection.

Download The Colouring In PDF Here



Sarah Sheppard Dinosaur Colouring In

Need to keep your little ones occupied for a little while?

Click the link below to download our roarsome Sarah Sheppard colouring in sheets. With 5 dinosaurs to choose from, keep your little monster entertained with an activity inspired by our latest collection.

Download The Colouring In PDF Here