Synopses & Reviews
From crossing the street with Mama to encountering a stranger, the playful but careful antics of America's favorite dinosaurs will make readers laugh aloud -- and prompt discussion of safety issues.
Few things in childhood are as important as learning how to behave safely, and the topic deserves discussion in every family. Now Jane Yolen and Mark Teague deftly approach this critical subject with warmth, humor, and hilarity.
The wildly funny contrast between Teague's massive dinosaur children and their human-sized surroundings makes this subject especially appealing and funny. Where a book about safety for children might be potentially frightening, the antics of immense dinosaurs jumping on the bed or learning how to dial 9-1-1 on Mama's tiny phone will keep readers laughing from start to finish.
Parents, children, teachers, and other caregivers need a comfortable way to discuss safety, and this book provides just that. And as children learn invaluable rules about safe behavior, they'll beg to read it again and again for the wildly appealing silliness on each page. Here is a book that belongs in every household!
Praise for the How Do Dinosaurs books
HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY GOOD NIGHT?
An ALA Notable Book
A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Best Book of the Year
A BOOKLIST Editor's Choice
A NEW YORK TIMES, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, and BOOKSENSE bestseller.
"A delight from start to finish; better buy more than one." --BOOKLIST
HOW DO DINOSAURS GET WELL SOON?
A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year
A Parent's Choice Award winner
* "An excellent choice for story hours." --BOOKLIST, starred review
* "The perfect prescription for the crankily bedridden." --KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review
HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY I LOVE YOU?
A Parent's Choice Award winner
"Kids should relate to the dinosaurs' mood swings and take heart in the notion that love conquers all." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS?
"Don't pass up this exuberant guide to achieving yuletide harmony." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY HAPPY CHANUKAH?
"Yolen's characteristically wry verse is flawless in its rhyme and rhythm, and . . . the art's buttoned-up 1950s fashions and furnishings provide a comical visual contrast to the outlandish, brightly colored dinosaurs." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY I'M MAD?
"Pair this outstanding title with Molly Bang's classic WHEN SOPHIE GETS ANGRY--REALLY, REALLY ANGRY. . . . Yolen's story is spot-on and can easily be used in a storytime about anger, or in a one-on-one setting." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
". . . not only will this title be a favorite at storytime, it may also serve as a discussion starter about feelings and how best to express and cope with them." --KIRKUS REVIEWS
About the Author
Jane Yolen is the beloved author of more than three hundred books for children and adults, including award-winning picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her How Do Dinosaurs books have sold millions of copies and are international bestsellers. She regularly travels the globe speaking and teaching. Jane lives in Western Massachusetts and St. Andrews, Scotland. You can visit her at www.janeyolen.com.
Mark Teague is the award-winning children's book author and illustrator of his own bestselling Dear Mrs. LaRue series as well as THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE SOMEWHAT BAD WOLF, FIREHOUSE!, FUNNY FARM, and many other humorous picture books. In addition to his prized art for the How Do Dinosaurs books, his recent illustrated novel, THE DOOM MACHINE, received excellent reviews. Mark lives in the Hudson River Valley with his wife and their two daughters.