Music & Lyrics by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
You'll love, you'll love, you'll love this DINOSAUR PET!
Some kids have puppies. Other children have cats. But in this entertaining new picture book and CD by multi-Grammy® winner Neil Sedaka, his son Marc Sedaka, and New York Times best-selling illustrator Tim Bowers, a little boy cherishes something even bigger and better: his own pet dinosaur! Following his best-selling Waking Up Is Hard to Do, Sedaka offers a fresh, funny, child-friendly take on his hit song "Calendar Girl," following the delightful antics of a cuddly, prehistoric pet as it grows, and grows . . . and GROWS.
From a little egg the boy brings home, out cracks the most appealing child-size dino ever to appear in a picture book, with a wonderful appealing smile. But month by month, he gets bigger and wider and longer and taller. Soon, he's eating them out of house and home, the bed is sagging under his weight, and the ceiling's too low. This sweet saurus can even reach the fireworks on the Fourth of July! But no matter how giant the dinosaur gets, 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 CD, kids will be reading and singing and dancing along.
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. He is also the author of What He Can 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 books, 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.