Tuesday, September 29, 2009
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
I am a huge fan of Jane Yolen and the How Do Dinosaurs books! These books are always so funny and provide a positive lesson for young children, this book falls nothing short of expectation. This is a perfect bed time fav. to share with children before saying good night! The rhyming patterns and fun bold illustration help keep the reading engaged. I also love the fact that she uses different types of dinosaurs and represtations of parents for each situation. A positive aspect to this book is that it only uses one negative through out the book so as to really high light the positive things he does before going to bed and not really focus on the negative. Since most of the pages ask a question it would be fun to with the child to try and answer the questions and maybe even have small discussion on why. This is humorous bedtime story I'm sure will be a hit for younger children. Also if your children enjoy this book I would check out some of the other dinosaur books by this author.