Lizard Music by D. Manus Pinkwater (a.k.a Daniel Pinkwater)
When Victor's parents leave for vacation on their own, and his sister (and caretaker) suddenly leaves on a camping trip with her friends, Victor is far from upset. He is eager to explore the advantages of his new freedom. These include watching telivision as late as he wants. While doing so, late at night, a show he's never seen before comes on. Several lizards, with various instruments playing a strange music Victor has never heard before. He is catapaulted into a fantastic journey to an invisible island in the middle of Lake Mishagoo, guided by The Chicken Man (representing Claudia the dancing chicken), to find out the secret of the lizards.