How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

by Jane Yolen, Mark Teague


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How does a dinosaur eat all his food?

Does he burp, does he belch, or make noises quite rude?

Does he pick at his cereal, throw down his cup,

hoping to make someone else pick it up?

Just like kids, dinosaurs have a difficult time learning to behave at the table. However, with a little help from Mom and Dad, these young dinosaurs eat all before them with smiles and goodwill.

As in their previous books, Yolen and Teague capture children's rambunctious natures with playful read-aloud verse and wonderfully amusing pictures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439241021
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Series: How Do Dinosaurs...? Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 55,053
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile: 490L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Jane Yolen is the beloved author of more than 365 books for children and adults, including award-winning picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In addition to two Nebula Awards and a National Book Award nomination, she has received a Golden Kite from SCBWI, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, and the California Young Reader Medal. Yolen’s How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? was an ALA Notable Book and a Christopher Medal winner. The book has gone on to become a widely popular bestselling series with over 15 million copies in print. She lives in Western Massachusetts.

Mark Teague is the internationally bestselling illustrator (and author) of more than 50 books for children. His numerous awards and honors include the Book Sense Book of the Year Award and the Christopher Medal. He has illustrated 12 full-size books and 11 board books in the widely successful How Do Dinosaurs...? series. He is the author of the popular Dear Mrs. LaRue, Firehouse!, and Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries. He lives in New York State.

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How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
shaij1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food starts off asking if dinosaurs belch and burp or throw their food. The first half shows the dinosaurs being naughty and rude but goes on the say that NO dinosaurs have great table manners and say please and thank you.Personal Reaction: This is a great book to discuss how to eat and have manners. The pictures are very colorful and funny. I enjoyed this book and it made me laugh.Classroom Ideas: All children need good manners and this would be a great book to read before snack time and have the students practice good manners at the table.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Love this series, super simple text, kids love the dinosaurs, maybe they learn a little about table manners and behavior.
lakellye on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a good short story to me. It talk about the dinosaur in the story was not nice and mannerable at first and really didn't have much table manner. Throughout the story the dinosuar begin to learn table manners. I enjoyed looking at the pictures in the story.
smclawler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nice read aloud about table manners.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books, more than my boys do. When It's time to pick a book of the day to read my 3 year old son grab a How Do Dinosaurs, book and I smile with excitment like I'am a kid all over again myself. I'am very please with the illustration on these books. Thank you so much for making me and my sons so happy with wonderful teaching book.
mmunday03 More than 1 year ago
Adorable book in an adorable series - kids are entertained by the dinosaurs acting badly but then taught how dinosaurs should really act. Perfect for kids as young as 2, both boys and girls. This is one of the cutest ones!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love these books!! Especially for little boys! I am a teacher and mother. My classes always love them, and so does my little 2year old!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 5 year old nephew is crazy about Dinosaurs. Loves the series!
GrannyDuck More than 1 year ago
This is the book our 3-year-old granddaughter most often checked out of her pre-school library. Now she has her very own copy. A huge dinosaur fan, she is also now the proud owner of "How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday?" and "How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?" She is captivated by these books.
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Powdergirl More than 1 year ago
My three-year old son loves dinosaurs and this is one of his favorite books. He laughs at all of the naughty dinosaurs throwing their food! In the end, the dinosaurs don't have bad manners, but always say please and thank you, and even ask for seconds! The illustrations are fun and captivating, and I like the good behaviors portrayed in the book. I would highly recommend this book to any dinosaur fan.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My six year old loves this book. He can recite the entire story as well as remmebering to use his manners like the dinosaur. I would recommend this book to anyone that has a child!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are very fun and entertaining and a great read for kids and adults. I bought my son a pocket book version of some of the other "How does a Dinosaur" books and I do prefer the smaller cardboard versions to the large hardcover versions. However this one was only available in the large hardcover.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My kid used to be a real slob at the table: he wouldn't eat, he'd throw food, he'd spit out food, he'd complain, he'd cry, he'd make a mess, he'd want different foods and then not eat them, etc. Because of this book, and my wise guiding, he is now a child I can bring to the most prestigious restaurants and he behaves like a complete gentleman and eats what he orders.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our 2.5 year old has loved these books since he could pick them up, mainly due to the amazing and vibrant illustrations. As a bonus, we've been able to use the 'he tries every new thing, at least one small bite' line to get our son to at least try new foods. When he does, he mentions what a good dinosaur he is. Amazing books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Any of these dinosaur books by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague are excellent. My daughter is 2 1/2 and has us read these books to her every night. They also come in handy with actual behaviors mentioned in the books. Like in 'How do Dinosaurs Eat All Their Food.' it mentions 'He tries everything new at least one small bite' and we quote this to our daughter when she won't try something. And without fail, since we started reading this book, she takes a small bite and of course 90% of the time likes what we're having her try.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My three year old like the dinosaurs, and without knowing it teaching him manners in eating food.