Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In yet another of the Browns' ever-beguiling Dinosaur books, the green critters offer myriad, easily digestible health tips. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Snaggle-toothed characters, in spring green skin, provide a bounty of guidelines for kids to follow for good health. Topics include exercise, nutrition, first aid, and even stress management. Fitness precepts presented cover the essentials; those directions that require the most reinforcement in the early grades. A profusion of text crammed with new vocabulary and valuable information augments the lively drawings. Dinosaurs also star in four other books in this helpful instructional series touching divorce, travel, safety and environmental awareness.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
The Browns' whole-body guide will help young children establish the good habits that encourage a lifetime attitude toward keeping fit by eating well, dressing sensibly, exercising both body and mind, and learning to feel good about themselves and others. It's nonfiction with a sense of humor-a most effective kind.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4-- A liberal mix of humorous dinosaurs and lively text create a unique treatment in health education. A regular dose of the Browns' lovable creatures is sure to become the enticement to a better and more healthful life. The smooth style of writing develops the theme across a broad span of coverage, giving information and advice about nutrition, cleanliness, illness, the value of exercise, and how to handle stress (child oriented!). Frequent exposure to this book will help children realize the ultimate goal--that of staying healthyand feeling good about themselves. An upbeat mood pervades this nonpatronizing treatment of an otherwise ``doesn't-everybody-know-that'' subject. The exuberant watercolor illustrations make the book a complete success. Teachers will find it invaluable for classroom collections, and librarians should consider multiple copies. There are no others like it! --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH