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How do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?


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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.


The latest in Yolen and Teague's long-running series features dinosaurs testing boundaries-then making amends: "You woke in the morning in such a bad mood," a human mom reproaches her colossal neovenator, who grumpily rubs his eyes in his bed. But later, an ouranosaurus with a crenellated red fan along his spine exits the house, blowing a kiss to his adoring dad: "But then you blew kisses and waved from the door. 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. Up to age 4. (Oct.) Copyright 2009 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

PreS-Gr 1-In this ninth outing in the series, the naughty behaviors of young dinosaurs are followed by an endearing act that reminds their human parents why they love their offspring. The situations are familiar: "Out in the sandbox/you threw lots of sand./You ran from the slide,/after slapping my hand." Fans can follow the 10 dinosaurs by starting with their names and pictures on the endpapers. Expressions are expertly painted for humorous effect, including the defiant Tsintaosaurus letting water overflow onto the floor and the rollicking Pachycephalosaurus kicking the seat while mother is driving the car. The large, colorful spreads and rhyming text that is still a joy to listen to after repeated readings make this a successful storytime selection. Well-designed pictures and skillfully arranged words will entice newly independent readers, who will be challenged to find the dinosaur name hand-lettered in the illustration where the creature is introduced. The familiar format will produce laughs, kisses, and cuddles during or after an exhausting day of many of the same events.-Debbie S. Hoskins, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

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