Q&A with Jane Yolen and Mark Teague, creators of the How Do Dinosaurs? series | On Our MindsShare on:. How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? As in the previous Yolen title, the book features a dinosaur toddler behaving disgracefully - this time at the table - and two harassed human parents in fact several sets of human parents, of various ages, social classes and races. The part of the book depicting the mayhem is delightful. Most toddlers and young pre-schoolers will enjoy the depictions of throwing food, wailing, blowing bubbles in milk and sticking vegetables up one's nose, and there is nothing as good as the sanctimony of a three year old, who himself dropped half of his potatoes on the carpet an hour before, now pouring opprobrium on a transgressing dinosaur. There is also some deep, subconsciously fitting accuracy to the idea of a toddler misbehaving at a table being depicted as a monster-lizard: it certainly does seem like that, especially in a public place! The instructional part, demonstrating good manners, is a tad too didactic for my liking, but fulfils the purpose well and provides a nice closing.
Tales of Learning: Books in the How Do Dinosaurs Series
Parents and children everywhere can relate to the nightly bedtime struggle and find comfort and humor in the endearing reptiles, including the stegosaurus who pouts when his parents turn out the light and the pteranodon who tosses his teddy bear in the air. And now, with book number twelve, Jane, Mark, and their entourage of dinos are covering the subject that is perhaps closest to their hearts and ours —learning to read! We were lucky enough to talk to Jane and Mark about why reading—and helping little ones develop a passion for books—is so important to them. Dinosaurs were one of the first subjects that got me interested in books many, many years ago! Do you think it will help children learn to read, or want to read? Also, this book has a bonus in the back for parents who want to help set their children firmly on the reading road. The book encourages children to treat books with respect, to love books, and to love to learn to read.
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