How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen

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The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague are back with another playful dinosaur tale--a third full-length picture book about how dinosaurs behave at mealtime.

How does a dinosaur eat all his food?
Does he burp, does he belch, or make noises quite rude?
Does he pick at his cereal, throw down his cup,
hoping to make someone else pick it up?
Just like kids, dinosaurs have a difficult time learning to behave at the table. However, with a little help from Mom and Dad, these young dinosaurs eat all before them with smiles and goodwill.
As in their previous books, Yolen and Teague capture children's rambunctious natures with playful read-aloud verse and wonderfully amusing pictures.
 

About Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen is the beloved author of more than four hundred books for children and adults, including award-winning picture books, fiction, 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 with her children and grandchildren, and she also lives in St. Andrews, Scotland. You can also visit her at www.janeyolen.com. Mark Teague is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator whose books include the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling How Do Dinosaurs... series, the LaRue series, FIREHOUSE!, FUNNY FARM, and many other humorous picture books. Mark lives in New York state with his wife and their two daughters.
 
Published September 1, 2005 by The Blue Sky Press. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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“Does a dinosaur act up / on Chanukah nights / when Mama comes in / with the holiday lights?” Fidgeting through the nightly prayers, grabbing the chocolate candy coins and snatching the dreidels so no one can play are examples judiciously countered with “No – / a dinosaur doesn’t.

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Huge, fanciful dinosaurs confront their parents at bedtime in this playful romp.

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Using the familiar structure of naughty-then-nice behavior, the dinosaur crew rips open presents, knocks over decorated trees and dumps out filled stockings.

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Readers soon discover these gargantuan diners actually have exemplary table manners, suggesting that little dinosaurs everywhere might do well to follow their lead and “eat up.” A humorous, highly palatable read-aloud primer on table etiquette for the preschool dining set.

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Dynamic dinosaur duo Yolen and Teague team up again, this time tackling the touchy topic of table manners.

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Echoing the tone and look of How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? , these collaborators' la

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As in their previous books, Yolen and Teague delicately nudge readers toward appropriate behavior using rhetorical questions and loveably indecorous dinosaurs.

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Each page poses a question of how a dinosaur would behave during the eight days of Hanukkah with a cute rhyme like, “Does he peek at the presents stashed under Dad’s bed?/ Does he write his own name on each gift card instead?” Each possible mischievous behavior illustrates one aspect of the...

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In a series of rollicking rhymes, Yolen explores a number of possible naughty scenarios for the ailing beasties ("Does he hold his mouth closed when he's told, 'Open wide'?/ Does he scream?/ Is he mean?/ Does he run off and hide?"), before demonstrating how well-behaved they really are ("He drin...

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Set to a lilting bedtime beat, this rollicking rumpus of a tale ups the humor ante in a familiar scenario by substituting dinosaurs for children: ""How does a dinosaur say good night when Papa comes in to turn off the light?"" In a series of snappy lines, Yolen (Off We Go!, reviewed above;

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Continuing to follow the successful blueprint of the long-running How Do Dinosaurs books, Yolen and Teague pose the possibility of dinosaurs wreaking merry havoc on Christmas Eve.

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Does he burp, does he belch, or make noises quite rude?"), Teague's illustrations provide affirmative answers, comically capturing the dining dinos' antics: one is covered in spaghetti after throwing his plate into the air, another blows bubbles in his milk glass and a third lies on the floor, ha...

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Echoing the tone and look of How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? , these collaborators' la

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Summary: Another picture books about child-like dinosaurs (or dinosaur-liked toddlers), this time concentrating on table manners.

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Teague's big, bold, humorous illustrations make good use of the preposterous contrast between the huge, potentially frightening dinosaurs and their cozy bedrooms and calm human parents.

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