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When Dinosaurs Came with Everything

Add When Dinosaurs Came with Everything To Your CartWhen my firstborn was much smaller he loved two things—Super Heroes and Dinosaurs. Our life joyfully revolved around both. We watched Batman videos by day and read about dinosaurs at night. When he was three we traveled from Miami to Utah to see family and the dinosaurs. As we arrived at the National Dinosaur Monument my son saw the bones of dinosaurs resting in the mountain. He turned to me in tears and greeted me with the following reprimand, “It took you so long to get here all the dinosaurs died!” Now my youngest follows the path laid out by his brother: Super Heroes and Dinosaurs.  My little men keep me at bay while my firstborn reads Elise Broach’s When Dinosaurs Came with Everything to his younger protégé. I listen in on how a day of errands results in dinosaurs attaching themselves to a haircut, the purchase of doughnuts, and other otherwise mundane aspects of everyday life. In Broach’s book, mom welcomes dinosaurs into the family, in our family version mom is the reason for their extinction!

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About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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