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Dinosaur Pet

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Dinosaur Pet

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I love, I love, I love my little dinosaur pet.

Some kids have puppies. Others have cats. But in this entertaining story, a little boy cherishes something bigger and better: his own pet dinosaur! Neil Sedaka joins his son Marc in this fresh, funny, child-friendly take on his hit song "Calendar Girl."

From a little egg, out comes the most appealing child-size dino with a wonderful friendly smile. But month by month, he gets bigger and wider and longer and taller. Soon, he's eating the family out of house and home, the bed is sagging under his weight, and the ceiling is too low. But no matter how giant the dinosaur grows, nothing gets between a boy and his pet.

With its witty rhyming lyrics, amusing and gloriously colorful illustrations, kids will be reading, singing, and dancing—and wishing for their own dinosaur pet.

I love, I love, I love my little dinosaur pet.

Some kids have puppies. Others have cats. But in this entertaining story, a little boy cherishes something bigger and better: his own pet dinosaur! Neil Sedaka joins his son Marc in this fresh, funny, child-friendly take on his hit song "Calendar Girl."

From a little egg, out comes the most appealing child-size dino with a wonderful friendly smile. But month by month, he gets bigger and wider and longer and taller. Soon, he's eating the family out of house and home, the bed is sagging under his weight, and the ceiling is too low. But no matter how giant the dinosaur grows, nothing gets between a boy and his pet.

With its witty rhyming lyrics, amusing and gloriously colorful illustrations, kids will be reading, singing, and dancing—and wishing for their own dinosaur pet.

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  • ATOS:
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  • Lexile:
    590
  • Interest Level:
    LG
  • Reading Level:
    K - 1

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About the Author-
  • The history of rock 'n' roll would be incomplete without the innumerable contributions of Neil Sedaka.

    Sedaka began studying music at the age of nine, and later catapulted to stardom with hits such as "Oh Carol," "Calendar Girl," "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen," and especially "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do." His songs "Bad Blood" and "Laughter in the Rain" both reached #1 on the music charts.

    He has written over a thousand songs, received a Grammy Award for Record of the Year for "Love Will Keep Us Together," has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In his fifty plus year career, Sedaka has sold over sixty million records. But he does not rest on these laurels: he continues to write, record, and perform worldwide.

    Sedaka has been married for forty-seven years to his wife, Leba, and they have two children and three grandchildren.

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  • Kirkus Reviews

    Sedaka rewrites "Calendar Girl" for the Stone Age set.

    Neil's son, Marc, reworks the lyrics of his father's famous song. Endpapers show a happy little boy sliding down a dinosaur's tail, and title page depicts him lugging a big purple egg down the street as a puzzled pooch looks on. "I love, I love, I love / my dinosaur pet," the text begins, offering 13 additional bright two-page pictures (one for each month and a bonus). In January, the egg hatches: "[H]e's breaking out of his shell." Then February: "His body's starting to swell." (He's bright green with purple stripes.) And so it goes through the year, with the dinosaur growing bigger and bigger. In April, "when he sleeps with me / he crushes the bed." In July, "like the fireworks, / he touches the sky." September, "just the tail alone is / thirty feet long." And December, "come the new year, things are / gonna get rough." The final picture has the little boy seated at a piano, which the dinosaur is large enough to wrap all the way around, head and tail crossing. The dinosaur, the illustrations and the book itself are all appropriately big, and it's hard to beat the catchiness of the tune. The accompanying CD features this track for children and two more all performed by Neil Sedaka.

    Sure to get toddlers and early readers dancing.

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