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Illustrated by Hallie Bateman

About The Book

In this funny and winsome epistolary picture book, a young boy who orders a dinosaur egg ends up with more than he—or his dad—bargained for!

All Maximus wants is a pet dinosaur—is that really too much to ask? But when his dad tells him he must send the egg back to where it came from, a mysterious company called Eggasaurus, Inc, a hiccup in communication leads to Max getting more…and more…and MORE eggs! Can he and his dad find a compromise before the eggs hatch and the baby dinosaurs take over their home?

About The Author

Jennifer Wagh is a debut author from Sleepy Hollow, Illinois. She lives with her husband, three kids, and a leopard gecko named Bibi. As a former preschool teacher, she loves to enthusiastically read picture books aloud. She is currently learning to play the ukulele. Visit her at

About The Illustrator

Hallie Bateman is a freelance writer and illustrator based in Los Angeles. Her work has been published by The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineThe Awl, and others. She is the author of Brave New WorkWhat to Do When I’m Gone, and Directions.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 26, 2022)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534450066
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD640L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award List

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