Publisher's Summary

If you were big and ugly, had a ton of sharp teeth, and a truly enormous appetite, you wouldn't need the "magic word" either! These stories for kids, from acclaimed storytelling songster Bill Harley, center around the theme of being small. Included are "Dinosaurs Never Say Please," about a Tyrannosaurus and "Master of All Masters," a traditional story Harley found in a book by one of his heroes, Joseph Jacobs. These selections are two of Harley's favorites for kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade - but you'll find them delightful at any age.
©1987 by Bill Harley and Round River Records (P)1987 Round River Records; 16 9
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Critic Reviews

"...upbeat songs...catchy, appealing lyrics and tunes...masterful storytelling.?' (Booklist)
"...songster/storyteller Harley is a real find...humorous, canny, and supremely tuneful...." (TV Guide)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dan on 04-10-03

Mrs Jones 1st grade class loved it!

We think this is a great story. We loved listening to the story on the computer and imagining in our minds what was being told to us. We really enjoyed the sound effects and excitement Mr. Harley used in his voice while telling the story. We also think that Jimmy learned a great lesson. Life as a dinosaur wasn't so great after all, saying Please and being polite is the right way to be.

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12 of 13 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Bill Maney on 10-16-05

not as good as Town Around the Bend

There are some funny parts to this but it's not nearly as good as Town around the bend.
I did not like the language: phrases like "I hate your song" and "It's stupid", and the implication that the boy eats his parents was disturbing.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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