How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen

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The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague are back with another playful dinosaur tale--this time about a sick dinosaur child who catches the flu and must go to the doctor.

What if a dinosaur catches the flu?
Does he whimper and whine between each "At-choo"?
Does he drop dirty tissues all over the floor?
Does he fling his medicine out of the door?
Just like kids, little dinosaurs hate being sick. And going to the doctor can be pretty scary. How DO dinosaurs get well soon? They drink lots of juice, and they get lots of rest; they're good at the doctor's, 'cause doctors know best.
As in their previous book, Yolen and Teague capture children's fears about being sick and put them to rest 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 February 1, 2003 by Blue Sky Press. 40 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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/ Does he fling / all his medicine / out of the door?” The dinos are specifically identified with cunningly placed labels within each double-paged spread and, on priceless endpapers, in a visual key of scaly, bedridden “patients.” Yolen reinforces the message with more direct instructions—“He dri...

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Repeating the winning formula of How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? (2000), Teague supplies art for Yolen's sprightly ditty on proper behavior while under the weather.

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Those boisterous, larger-than-life stars of How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? are back, but this time they're a little under the weather. "What if a dinos

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I love you, I love you, my dinosaur.” Kids should relate to the dinosaurs' mood swings and take heart in the notion that love conquers all.

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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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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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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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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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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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Those boisterous, larger-than-life stars of How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? are back, but this time they're a little under the weather. "What if a dinos

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Read full review > In-depth facts about 13 dinosaurs are interspersed with activities that teach readers about anatomy and how paleontologists understand body structure.

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