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The Great Dinosaur Mystery: A Musical Fossil Fantasy From Dinorock

The Great Dinosaur Mystery: A Musical Fossil Fantasy From Dinorock

1998 Music
Ages: 5 - 9 yrs.
Performed By: DinoRock
CD Price: $15.98
Tape Price: $10.98
Review:
Join singing paleontologist Dr. Vander PlasterCaster (Michele Valeri), Detective Joe Kafootsie (Joe Pipik), who’s working the “strange phenomenon detail”, and a bunch of captivating young kids as they try to solve the mystery of museum dinosaur exhibits that come to life—then disappear. Along the way, listeners are treated to some unusually creative, tongue-twisting, but still singable songs about the dinosaurs in question. The Italian-flavored “Mama Maiasaura,” about how the “good mother lizard” cared for her babies, is one highlight; “The Bonehead Boogie” (“Pachycephalosaurus always used his head”— say that fast!) is another, and so is “Dinosaurs Forever!,” a celebratory anthem that will resonate with any junior dino enthusiast. “Big, Bad Baby Rex”; “Baby Protoceratops”; “Boris Ankylosaurus”— performed in a variety of styles. There’s not a sour note in this entire imaginative mix of education and entertainment.
Lynne Heffley   ©1998 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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