Dinosaurs Alive and Well!: A Guide to Good Health


A humorous look at dinosaurs presents advice on nutrition, hygiene, first aid, and exercise for kids.

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A humorous look at dinosaurs presents advice on nutrition, hygiene, first aid, and exercise for kids.

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Editorial Reviews

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316110099
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/1/1992
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 655,129
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: AD540L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Krasny Brown is an author, educator, and parent committed to providing answers to the questions children have. She has written many books, including the popular Dino Tales: Life Guides for Families series, illustrated by her husband, Marc Brown.

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and co-developer of the children's PBS television series, Arthur. He has also created a second book series, featuring D.W., Arthur's little sister, as well as numerous other books for children. Marc Brown lives with his family in Tisbury, Massachusetts, on Martha's Vineyard.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2001

    motivated my children

    My second grader read it to my kindergartener and the next day they were following the healthy rules from the book. Weeks later, they still remember the tips for good health- mental and physical- and remind me as well as each other.

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