Dinosaur Pet by Neil Sedaka

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This is a unique offering of a book and CD recorded by Neil Sedaka, telling a charming story with print and music. 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, and a catchy, irresistible tune on the included CD, kids will be reading, singing, and dancing—and wishing for their own dinosaur pet.

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The history of Rock 'n' Roll would be incomplete without the innumberable contributions of Neil Sedaka. Sedaka began studying music at the age of nine, and later catapulted to stardom with his 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, recieved 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.Marc Sedaka is a successful comedy writer for both film and TV. His credits include New Line Cinema's Overnight Delivery starring Reese Witherspoon and Paul Rudd, CBS's King of Queens, and NBC's Inside Schwartz. He is also the author of What Can He Expect When She's Not Expecting, an infertility guide for husbands that was inspired by his and his wife's own personal struggle to start a family. Now the proud father of three young children, Marc spends most of his time playing with dolls, building puzzles, and, of course, introducing a whole new generation of music lovers to his father's wonderful songs.Tim Bowers has illustrated over thirty book, including The New York Times best seller Dream Big, Little Pig! by Kristi Yamaguchi. His books have been the recipients of numerous state and national awards and been chosen as Junior Library Guild selections. His artwork has been exhibited in the Society of Illustrator's Annual Art Exhibition in New York and Los Angeles and the prestigious Original Art Exhibition, celebrating the fine art of children's book illustration. Although Bowers grew up around unusual pets, including his grandparents' squirrel monkey and a singing African Grey Parrot, he never had a pet Dinosaur but he definitely wanted one.
Published May 1, 2012 by Imagine. 28 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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"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).

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Dinosaur Pet is the story of a boy and his dinosaur.

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Portland Book Review

On the heels of the popularity of Neil’s Sedaka Waking Up is Hard to Do book, his son, Marc has added an amazing children’s verse to his father’s famous since 1961 hit “Calendar Girl” in Dinosaur Pet.

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