How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen

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With more than 7 million copies sold, everybody's favorite bestselling dinosaurs are back to say: "I love you," in a VERY big way!

Parents and children can never have enough ways to say "I love you"--and now, America's favorite dinosaurs are giving families a funny book, perfect for bedtime, storytime, anytime. Even when little dinosaurs are naughty, it's important to remind them that no matter what they do, they are always loved. In this book, readers will laugh aloud as parents cope with the typical antics of childhood, but in the end, hugs and kisses show your little one how much you care.
 

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 October 1, 2009 by The Blue Sky Press. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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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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Several series grow with new picture books this fall. <REVIEW PUBLISHER=Reed Business Information-US RELEASEDATE=09/14/2009 LANGUAGE=EN SECRIGHTS=YES PUBLICATION=Publishers Weekly PUB

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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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Favorite characters and titles are now available in board book editions.

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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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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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Examiner

Yours might be a Ouranosaurus or a Chasmosaurus, but the chances are if you have a one in your house, you've learned by now that no matter the kind, a dinosaur can be happy or cranky by turn.

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Summary: Illustrations in this board book are fantastic, and the text and settings would appeal to parents struggling with children kicking up a fuss at bedtime while the dinosaur theme (with a twist) would appeal to the little 'uns.

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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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Portland Book Review

A diverse cast of party goers enjoy typical and recognizable party activities like “Pin the Tail on the Dinosaur.” Readers will be surprised at just how nice a dinosaur party host would really be.

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