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Hello from Terry the Pterodactyl!

Hi there!

My name is Terry and I’m a pterodactyl!

What is a pterodactyl, you may ask? Pterodactyls are winged reptiles that lived throughout the Jurassic time period, over 145 million years ago! But don’t worry, you won’t need to travel back in time to be my friend! 

I live in a magical prehistoric world in the Cloud Doodle universe! My home is covered in big rocky boulders, tall leafy trees and vast snowy plains that dinosaurs make their homes in. Dinosaurs of all sorts live here, and they all have their own habitat that they like best. Pterodactyls like to live in trees or inside caves, but always near water! We love to eat yummy fish, and like to live near rivers, lakes and oceans so we can hunt. My Mama always swoops up into the air and dives her long beak into the water to catch fish for us to eat. She says that one day I’ll be able to catch my own fish and some for her too. I also like to eat insects, but I bet you wouldn’t find that very tasty!

Pterodactyls are known for being fantastic flyers! I’m just a baby pterodactyl, so I have not learned how to fly yet, but I will one day. Pterodactyls come in all shapes and sizes, and some are as small as a crow, while others can be as big as a hang glider! Some pterodactyls can have a wing span of 40 feet. That means when they stretch out, their leathery wings are about the same size as a school bus! Isn’t that neat?

Some of the other dinosaurs can be mean bullies and make fun of me for not being able to fly yet like other pterodactyls can. But one day I will, and I’ll soar high up into the sky! But for now, I don’t mind playing with my Mama and winning at Dino Bowling. I’m the best at it!

Come play with me!

How to Draw a Pterodactyl in 10 Steps!

Terry the Dinosaur is almost here, and we bet you've been enjoying the adorable photos of him circulating on our social media! We thought now would be a great opportunity to show you how to draw your own pterodactyl, using Cloud Doodle: Colour and Draw!

Here's 10 simple steps to follow when drawing your very own pterodactyl!

6 Things You Need To Know To Write Your Very Own Story!

We’re getting closer to the release of Terry the Dinosaur, so in the spirit of storytelling, we brainstormed a list of exciting ways you and your child can try to get the creative juices flowing and write a story together! 

Storytelling is a great way to flex those creative muscles! But sometimes its hard to figure out just where to start. Here’s our top six things you need to know before writing your own story!

Not everyone is born with skills like Shakespeare. Becoming a good writer takes lots of time and work!

Introducing Terry the Dinosaur!

We’re excited to announce that in the next few weeks we’ll be releasing our very first Cloud Doodle Storybook! Cloud Doodle Storybooks, part of our Cloud Doodle brand created by Translucent Computing, are interactive and education storybooks that travel across the universe and tell immersive, heart-warming stories. 

Our debut is Terry the Dinosaur, a story that follows the tale of a young pterodactyl named Terry who is bullied because he is different. Terry has yet to learn how to fly, and because this sets him apart from the other dinosaurs, he is teased and taunted by his prehistoric peers. Terry must learn how to overcome the bullying, and in the process, learns the value of friendship. 

Celebrate Sochi with Cloud Doodle!

It’s crunch time at the Sochi 2014 Olympics and we’re excited for the events going down this week and next! The Canadian Olympic Team has been doing us proud in all of the events. 

Here’s our Top 5 Olympic Must See list for the rest of the games!

DIY Valentines with Colour & Draw!

Valentine’s Day is coming up this week, and one of our favourite parts about it is all of the fun Valentines you can give out to your family and friends! This year, we wanted to try getting creative with our Valentines with a little DIY magic using our Colour and Draw mobile app.

Cloud Doodle Colour and Draw has a fantastic postcard feature that came in handy when we started crafting our own valentines. The feature gives you the option of drawing and colouring on a postcard template, so after you’ve created your work of art, the postcard is ready to share, print and go out to your loved ones!

Top 5 Kids Movies That You Can Draw With Cloud Doodle!

The new year has shaped up to be a really cold month, and sometimes it’s hard to find great activities for the whole family on those -30 days. So here at Cloud Doodle, we’ve come up with a list of our favourite family movies that you and your family will have a blast watching! Family movie nights are always a sure fire way to have fun with your loved ones, all while in the cozy warmth of your own home! 

Here’s our top 5 family movies, drawn with Cloud Doodle Colour and Draw! Can your child draw their favourite part of these movies?

1. Lion King