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How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?

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by Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator)
 

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Parents and children can never have enough ways to say "I love you"--and now, America's favorite dinosaurs are giving families a funny book, perfect for bedtime, storytime, anytime. Even when little dinosaurs are naughty, it's important to remind them that no matter what they do, they are always loved. In this book, readers will laugh aloud as parents cope with

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Parents and children can never have enough ways to say "I love you"--and now, America's favorite dinosaurs are giving families a funny book, perfect for bedtime, storytime, anytime. Even when little dinosaurs are naughty, it's important to remind them that no matter what they do, they are always loved. In this book, readers will laugh aloud as parents cope with the typical antics of childhood, but in the end, hugs and kisses show your little one how much you care.

Editorial Reviews

Most adults don't think that dinosaurs are affectionate, but wise children know better. In this cuddly picture book, Caldecott Medal winner Jane Yolen tell a mirthful story about a Jurassic family that isn't afraid to share hugs and kisses. A lesson that every dino-child will enjoy learning.
Publishers Weekly
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.)
Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
Every little one has a bit of dinosaur in them and these large and lumbering creatures display a variety of ire-raising behavior. They awake grumpy, fuss with their food, throw sand at the playground, refuse to nap, kick the back of Mom's seat while she is driving, and flood the bathroom at bath time. For each naughty antic exhibited, they make up by blowing kisses, holding hands tightly when in the supermarket, cleaning up their mess, bestowing smiles that ooze with charm, and giving great big hugs. The gentle rhymes convey the message that while parents never condone the bad behavior, they always love the child. The constancy of a parents' love is a great reassurance for the child. Teague's familiar dinosaurs show a range of emotions from gleeful mischief, to remorse, and loving affection. They lend verve and spirit to the illustrations. The ninth from this author/illustrator pair featuring the dinosaurs is similar in format to the others and while the freshness may be waning the appeal is still there. For kids who cannot get enough of these dinosaurs, this will be welcome. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey
School Library Journal
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545143141
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
How Do Dinosaurs...? Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
53,205
Product dimensions:
9.26(w) x 12.26(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
AD520L (what's this?)
Age Range:
21 Months to 5 Years

Meet the Author


Jane Yolen is the beloved author of more than three hundred books for children and adults, including award-winning picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her How Do Dinosaurs... books have sold millions of copies and are international bestsellers. She regularly travels the globe speaking and teaching. Jane lives in Western Massachusetts and St. Andrews, Scotland. You can visit her at janeyolen.com.

Mark Teague is the award-winning children's book author and illustrator of his own bestselling Dear Mrs. LaRue series, as well as The Sky Is Falling, The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf, The Tree House That Jack Built by Bonnie Verburg, and many other humorous picture books. In addition to his prized art for the How Do Dinosaurs... series, his illustrated novel, The Doom Machine, received excellent reviews. Mark lives in the Hudson River Valley with his wife and their two daughters.

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How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old son adores this series (we read "How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight" every night for at least a year) and "How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You" does not disappoint. Its a great book to cuddle up and read before bedtime. The illustrations are great (as always) and it gives you the opportunity to repeatedly tell your child you love them - what could be better?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun, big, and colorful illustration. My 2 year old enjoys this book. Also check out The Journey of a Grape. My son likes this book a lot.
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
If you know anything about Jane Yolen's fantastic books for young adults, you might be surprised to see her name behind the wildly successful Dinosaur books for toddlers. Then again, maybe you wouldn't be. A well-written book is a well-written book, and Jane Yolen is a master at her craft.  Originally, I bought this book for my son because it appeared on the list of 100 Picture Books put out by the South Carolina State Library. I am familiar with most of the books on the list, having been a children's librarian until fairly recently, and then continuing to follow newly released books through the library, and I'm not crazy about all of them, so I won't be investing in all of them. The Dinosaur book, however, seemed like a safe bet. Even though I didn't know this particular book, I knew enough of the series to think that my son would like it. And I was right. So far, of all the Dinosaur books I've read, this one is my favorite. When a book starts out &quot;You woke up this morning is such a bad mood&quot;, it is pretty easy for me to connect the dinosaurs in the book with my young son. And, more importantly, it is also pretty easy for my young son to see a good deal of himself in the dinosaurs.
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Great book for 4 and 5 year olds-it is sweet and endearing, yet appeals to children's love of the silly and outrageous! Every dinosaur lover should have this series of books in their library!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has great pictures, is fun to read, and fun to hear!
Jessrocha More than 1 year ago
This is such a sweet book! The entire series is so fun! We laugh and make up different voices for each dinosaur. Great way to learn and teach all the different dinos. We can read it over and over. A highly recommend book!
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I gave this to my 3-year old grandson for his birthday. He loved it and requested it every night as a bedtime story for the 5 days I was there. Also, his 5-year old brother loved it so he could discuss each of the dinosaurs.
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My son is 3 and he loves the whole "How Do Dinosaur" series..A+++
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Hannasgrammy More than 1 year ago
My 4 year old grandson is a dinosaur fanatic so I ordered this book and How do Dinosaurs Say Good Night for him for Valentines Day. When they arrived I thought they might be be a little too cute for him but according to his mother, she had to read both of them to him 4 times the day he received them and several times since. He loves them.
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We have all the other dinosaur books. We love the latest one. I have two young boys. They love the illustrations. I enjoy reading these books to them!
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Kaylg More than 1 year ago
My twin daughters got this for my 3 yr old grandson for Christmas because the story reminded them of him! It is sweet and engaging...especially since they also got the dinosaur to go with it! He loves having it read to him every night.
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