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The King’s Dinosaur Pet – a Velociraptor?

Kungens nya husdjur Velociraptor på

Kungafamiljen på Nobelfest med sin velociraptor

The King of Sweden Carl Gustavosaurus Rex is said to have a new pet – a real DINOSAUR!. Actually, he’s so fond of it he brings it with him everywhere. Some weeks back people watched in horror as he brought his new pet dinosaur to the The Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockhom City Hall. It’s hard to tell from this photo, but doesn’t it look like a velociraptor? Nobody knows where he got it, if it’s actually a real dinosaur or why he likes dinosaurs so much. Perhaps he enjpys listening to Daddy Donut and got inspired to get a pet dinosaur when he heard ‘Dino Blues’. After all, he’s got a great, big castle to mess up. His youngest daughter, Princess Madelaine doesn’t look at all pleased with the King’s decision to bring the family pet to the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony. She likes horses and a velociraptor it probably very difficult to ride.

Facts about Velociraptors

Velociraptors lived about 80-75 million years ago in Mongolia. Velociraptors were a group of relatively small carnivorous dinosaurs. They were sleek, fast and agile predators that could keep their balance while hunting at high speed thanks to their long stiff tails. Velociraptors had roles in Steven Spielberg’s movie Jurassic Park from1993 (based on the book Prehistoric Park by Michael Crichton). However, the dinosaurs in the movie called ‘Raptors’ are not relatives of the Velociraptors, but its American relative, Deinonychus. (Wikipedia)

Read more about velociraptors on Wikipedia

NOTE! This article about the king’s dinosaur pet may not be entirely true. I’m just telling you what I heard. 🙂 

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13 Reasons Dinosaurs don’t make Great Pets

13 Reasons Dinosaurs don’t make Great Pets

A friend of mine sent me a link to a little gem of a children’s book: “13 reasons dinosaurs don’t make great pets”. I don’t think it has been published so you can read the whole thing online. It’s great reading for your kids even if they don’t like dinosaurs particularly.

Follow the link to read it:

The illustrators name is Matt Tames. He calls his company Little Big Illustrations and he has a website with all his artwork here:

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Dinovember – the dinosaurs come alive at night

Dinovember – the dinosaurs come alive at night

NOTE! Please don’t tell your kids about this. Get inspired instead and do something similar yourselves. I know I will!  🙂

If you haven’t already heard of “Dinovember” it’s time you do. I came across a link to the Dinovember website on facbook about a week ago. So what is Dinovember? Well, it’s two parents who dedicate the month of November to convincing their children that their plastic dinosaurs come to life while they sleep. I just love the idea and I’ve been following the Dinovember progress on facebook every day. Not only because I happen to create music and stuff about dinosaurs myself, but mostly because it’s so inspiring to see parents take the time to do this for their kids.Talk about creative parenting, keeping that childhood flame of awe and amazement burning. Also, it’s very, witty and funny. I’m glad to see the Dinovember facebook page is getting many followers and it seems they are becoming an inspiration for parents all over the world. People are sending in their photos.

Here is a quote from Refe Tuma, who together with his wife came up with the idea for Dinovember.

… in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. In a time when the answers to all the world’s questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery. All it takes is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs. Childhood is fleeting, so let’s make sure it’s fun while it lasts.

I’d love to be a kid in their family. I actually got so inspired myself that I wrote a song called “The dinosaurs come alive at night” as a kind of tribute to Dinovember. Hopefully I’ll be able to record it before november is over. I also ordered a number of plastic dinosaurs the other day. I was going to order them anyway since I need them for live shows and videos. But I’m planning on having them show up at the doorstep in a box with an unsigned note saying: “We know you love dinosaurs in your family. Could you please take care of these ill-bred dinos and see if you can straighten them out. We can’t take it any more…” My kids are in for a fantasy dino ride!

Check out this page about Dinovember 2012.

And here is the facebook page where the new photos are:

Dinovember – the dinosaurs come alive at night

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