/ Key title Jane Yolen and Mark Teague's phenomenally best-selling dinosaurs are back, and this time they're going to school! / The 'How Do Dinosaurs?' series has sold more than a quarter of a million copies in the UK. / 'How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?' was published in the US in 2000, and reached number 1 in the Publishers Weekly Children's Bestsellers List, and number 3 in the New York Times Bestseller List. / The books in this series cleverly combine the popular pre-school theme of dinosaurs, with early learning -- parent and child friendly! / This is the perfect book for children who have just started, or are about to start, school / Jane Yolen is an award-winning author of more than 200 books. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. / Jane is also the author of the 'Before They Were Heroes' children's fiction series for HarperCollins. / Competition: Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds
Jane Yolen has written more than two hundred books for children and adults and is the winner of many prestigious awards in the US, including the Caldecott Medal. Mark Teague's debut picture book, 'The Trouble with the Johnsons', earned him a feature in Publisher's Weekly as one of eleven prominent new authors of 1989. Although he developed his writing and painting talents without formal training, he has collaborated with critically acclaimed authors Audrey Wood, Cynthia Rylant and Jane Yolen. He currently lives in Coxsackie, New York, with his wife, Laura, and their two daughters, Lily and Ava.
PreS-Gr 2-A new cast of brightly colored dinosaurs appears in this charming back-to-school story. The text's easy rhyme and rhythm will be familiar to those who have read other books in this series, and Teague's charismatic and naughty dinosaurs will continue to delight readers with their antics and exuberance. The illustration accompanying "DOES A DINOSAUR YELL?" is sure to elicit smiles as an excited Herrerasaurus leaps out of his chair proudly holding up a newly lost tooth. His teacher looks annoyed, but his classmates all turn toward him with their own gap-toothed grins. The 10 dinosaurs that appear are identified on the endpapers where each is hard at work or play. Stygimoloch using one arm to prop up his raised hand as he blurts out is also likely to draw a smile from veteran teachers. A fun read-aloud for the first day of school.-Neala Arnold, St. Francis Elementary School, MN Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Praise for 'How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?':
'The message is useful...while the illustrations have detail and characterisation to savour.' Children's Book of the Week, The Sunday Times
Praise for 'How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?':
'Children will find these poorly dinosaurs and their families really funny... The full-page illustrations are fantastic, too.' BBC Parenting
'This is an ingenious book that will get your little ones behaving perfectly when they're ill.' Baby & You
'A perfect get-well book.' Junior
Praise for 'How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?':
'This combines an enchanting rhyme with retro-looking illustrations.' Father's Quarterly
The latest from Jane Yolen and Mark Teague, How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? initially has a band of dinos attracting many a stern stare from teachers. A centrosaurus interrupts show-and-tell to brandish his stuffed monkey and a monolophosaurus "roar[s] out of turn," but soon the creatures-and young readers-understand proper behavior before, during and after school. (Scholastic/Blue Sky, $16.99 40p ages 3-5 ISBN 9780-439-02081-7; July) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.