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Dinosaur Pet Hardcover – May 1, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 590L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Imagine; 1st edition (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936140365
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936140367
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 10.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this follow-up to Neil Sedaka's Waking Up Is Hard to Do, Sedaka fils reimagines his father's 1961 hit "Calendar Girl" as the story of a boy who hatches a dinosaur egg in his bedroom in January and revels in the ups and downs of the creature's companionship for the rest of the year: "March, at least eight times a day he's go to be fed./ April, when he sleeps with me he crushes the bed." There are rumblings that this relationship can't go on forever ("August, the cost of groceries is bleeding us dry") but the duo shows no signs of breaking up (à  à ¡ la Danny and the Dinosaur). Bowers (Dream Big, Little Pig!) works in lusciously hued, brushstroke-textured spreads, and his comedy is nicely underplayed--Dinosaur Pet is a well-meaning, eager-eyed behemoth who's game for vigorous tooth brushing and wearing a King Kong mask at Halloween, and who tries his best not to smash up the house with his enormous tail. The text isn't much without the accompanying music CD, which has an infectious piano shuffle and Neil Sedaka sounding as boyish as ever. --Publishers Weekly In this follow-up to Neil Sedaka's Waking Up Is Hard to Do, Sedaka fils reimagines his father's 1961 hit "Calendar Girl" as the story of a boy who hatches a dinosaur egg in his bedroom in January and revels --Publishers Weekly --Publishers Weekly

In this follow-up to Neil Sedaka's Waking Up Is Hard to Do, Sedaka fils reimagines his father's 1961 hit "Calendar Girl" as the story of a boy who hatches a dinosaur egg in his bedroom in January and revels in the ups and downs of the creature's companionship for the rest of the year: "March, at least eight times a day he's go to be fed./ April, when he sleeps with me he crushes the bed." There are rumblings that this relationship can't go on forever ("August, the cost of groceries is bleeding us dry") but the duo shows no signs of breaking up (á la Danny and the Dinosaur). Bowers (Dream Big, Little Pig!) works in lusciously hued, brushstroke-textured spreads, and his comedy is nicely underplayed--Dinosaur Pet is a well-meaning, eager-eyed behemoth who's game for vigorous tooth brushing and wearing a King Kong mask at Halloween, and who tries his best not to smash up the house with his enormous tail. The text isn't much without the accompanying music CD, which has an infectious piano shuffle and Neil Sedaka sounding as boyish as ever. --Publishers Weekly

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. 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. 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.

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Customer Reviews

The song and book are great - highly recommended!!
Eddie's Mom
Fun book and with the CD to sing along with it made a great present for my grandson.
Annyce Pruett
Not only does my 3 year old son love this book but I love it and so does my father.
Nancy Satala

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

52 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Nanag on May 7, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is so cute and something for the younger set. Neil Sedaka recorded the CD with his 3 grandchildren who sing along with him on the CD, his son wrote the story. I saw Neil and his grandkids perform it on the Huckabee Show. I highly recommend it if you have young children, grandkids, etc. Regretfully, my grandchild is too grown for it. I do recommend it. It's cute, educational. Worth the purchase.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Eddie's Mom on May 9, 2012
Format: Hardcover
My dad just bought this for my 2 month old and although he's too young right now, I can't wait to read/sing it to him - it's too adorable!! Neil Sedaka's grandkids singing along make it that much cuter!! The song and book are great - highly recommended!! I am going to buy this for everyone I know with young kids!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tony Owens on May 16, 2012
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Beautiful kids book! My grandson doesn't quite know the importance of the "Calendar Girl" tune but it's a fun read. Its the first book I've ever sang to him... :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Power TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 29, 2013
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Dinosaur Pet by Marc Sedaka and Tim Bowers is a rewrite of Neil Sedaka's classic song Calendar Girl. Each month of the year as is related to a growing dinosaur pet.

This is a fun book that my students love to hear again and again and sing along with from the start. The music is peppy and fun.

I recommend this book for kids 3-8
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Satala on November 25, 2012
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Not only does my 3 year old son love this book but I love it and so does my father. What a creative, fun, great way to being the generations together.
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By Janet Gari on March 3, 2014
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I've been an ardent fan of Neil Sedaka from his very first song, and I knew that another generation would be, too.
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By K K Schwartz on December 23, 2013
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Our three-year-log grandson loves it. Neil Sedaka kept the melody, but changed the lyrics of his old song, "Calendar Girl" for the CD that a companies this book.
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I saw this on Huckaby. It is so cute. My little grand daughter is even learning the months of the year with it. High quality book.
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