by Jennifer Wagh (Author) Hallie Bateman (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

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?

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Jennifer Wagh
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

Hallie Bateman is a freelance writer and illustrator based in Los Angeles. Her work has been published by The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Awl, and others. She is the author of Brave New Work, What to Do When I'm Gone, and Directions.
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Guided Reading Level
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication date
April 20, 2022
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV002060 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
Library of Congress categories
Humorous stories
Mail order business

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