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Dinosaurs Never Say Please and Other Stories | [Bill Harley]

Dinosaurs Never Say Please and Other Stories

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.
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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.

All Material ©1987 by Bill Harley and Round River Records; (P) and ©1987 Round River Records

What the Critics Say

"...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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    Dan Berkeley Heights, NJ, USA 04-10-03
    Dan Berkeley Heights, NJ, USA 04-10-03
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    "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.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Maney 10-16-05
    Bill Maney 10-16-05 Member Since 2005
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Sealey 10-14-08
    Ben Sealey 10-14-08
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    "If you like the word hate"

    If you like the word "hate" get this book. You will get a good dose of it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy Sumas, WA, USA 07-28-08
    Jeremy Sumas, WA, USA 07-28-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent story, but scary for young children"

    Excellent story, but scary for young children

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Green Lane, PA, USA 06-20-04
    Elizabeth Green Lane, PA, USA 06-20-04
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    "Good but beware"

    There's a little scary story in the middle that my kids always skip. It kinda ruins it for them a bit.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michael King City, Ontario, Canada 09-22-03
    Michael King City, Ontario, Canada 09-22-03
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    "A great book"

    Our 4 and 6 year old boys loved this book. A great addition when driving somewhere - and as they are in a 'dinosaur' phase, the concept of turning into a trex resonates well. He is a great story teller, try 'Battle of the Mad Scientist' also - another great book.
    The only thing that we did not like was that the little boy kept saying that he 'hated' things. We have taught our boys that saying 'hate' is a strong word - to be avoided. Other than that - an amazing book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    leslie phila, PA, United States 03-03-14
    leslie phila, PA, United States 03-03-14
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    "Another great book!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Time VERY well-spent! MY 9 year-old's top ten favorite.

    We usually allow him to listen before bed and on long rides in the car. Believe me, parents, You will never have to hear "are we there, yet?" with this audio playing.


    If you’ve listened to books by Bill Harley before, how does this one compare?

    We also have "Blah, blah, blah". I did enjoy that one a bit more, but this one was good too.


    What does Bill Harley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Hi voice, his personality!! He's great. Most authors aren't the greatest narrators. But Bill is absolutely wonderful.


    Could you see Dinosaurs Never Say Please and Other Stories being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Oh, yes! This would make a great afterschool series. On of the few I would approve of. Some cartoons are SO edgy and hyper these days.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep them coming Bill. We will be listening!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aynsley Beverley, Australia 09-08-11
    Aynsley Beverley, Australia 09-08-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Belly Laughs"

    We purchased this audio book for our children to listen to whilst on a long road trip...the whole family loved it! The kids were roaring with laughter and I was doubled over in the front of the car...thankfully my husband was driving! Highly recommended.

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    Scott Brewster, NY, United States 12-20-10
    Scott Brewster, NY, United States 12-20-10
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    "Hate"

    I like these stories. But if you, like us prefer our kids do not say the word "Hate" then look out! It is dused A LOT in this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ebelle1782 Colorado 11-21-09
    ebelle1782 Colorado 11-21-09
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    "Delightful story!"

    My granddaughters loved this book. They travel with their parents often to see their other grandparents and take the audiobooks I get them to listen while they are in the car. The parents love the books too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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