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How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? and How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

Published by Blue Sky Press

Ages: Baby to Preschool

Pages: 12

Publishers Summary for How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends: The latest in the How Do Dinosaurs series, this board book teaches little ones how to be a friend and playmate. Youngsters will love, as always, the playful text and humorous illustrations.

Publishers Summary for How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms: Come along for some BIG fun as your favorite dinosaurs learn to pick up and put away their toys. How do dinosaurs clean their rooms? With trash cans and dusters and brooms! Now Jane Yolen’s playful, read-aloud text and Mark Teague’s hilarious illustrations show your own little dinosaurs just how fun and easy it can be.

turkeybirdThe Turkeybird Speaks: “Mom and Dad first bought How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms? back when I was still too little to read it, but I still loved all the pictures! All the dinosaurs, the trucks and even the kitty on the last page. I even liked all the mommies and daddies telling the dinosaurs they needed to clean up. One of the dinosaurs even lines up his cars just the way I do with mine! So neat!

“Then, my mom got a package a few weeks ago with How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? and I was so excited to open it up! I really think there was some secret reason she got this one for me. What can I say? I’m three and my toys do not belong to my little sister! But after reading this a few times, I can see where maybe I might have been wrong in the way I was treating my ‘sharing’ situations and I’ve been trying to do better. Again, this one is one of my favorites too. I’ve read it every night for the last week and just don’t ever get tired of it. It’s wonderful! And it’s dinosaurs! How could you go wrong?”

HandsMom’s Two Cents: “So, do your little ones have problems sharing or cleaning? Or even eating, going to bed, being kind, counting, colors…the list goes on and on. These books are delightful! Even my Littlebug is drawn to the wonderful illustrations and short story lines. Perfect for early learners and some just needing that extra nudge in the right direction.

“As The Turkeybird said, we initially picked the How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms? up when he was very little. In fact we were still living in Virginia and took a trip with some friends to a big book sale warehouse out in the middle of nowhere near Harrisonburg. They had more books than I had ever seen in one place, it was just ridiculous and so much fun! Most of the books were not exactly what I was looking for, but I’m so glad I found this one (along with a couple of other house favorites). And then, when I saw that they also had How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends in a board book edition I knew we had to have it! Definitely some good decisions!

“The How Do Dinosaurs? series is one every home with little kiddos should have. These books are wonderful and the illustrations are perfect, highlighting the minute details even in the scales on the back of each dinosaur. They teach basic life lessons all while making it fun and entertaining for kiddos to pick up again and again.”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 1 and up. As an adult I’ve truly enjoyed reading these and have rarely tired of them. I highly recommend these for every home with little kiddos!

For the Comments: How did you learn manners? Through a book, a class, or just mom and dad? We’d be interested in knowing, so make sure to leave a comment and tell us all about it!

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9 Responses to How Do Dinosaurs… by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

  1. Yes, this is a super series. The rhyming always seems to work well and the illustrations are great fun. We have and enjoy the ones about going to bed and table manners!
    .-= Zoe @ Playing by the book´s last blog ..Nonfiction Monday – The Planet Gods =-.

  2. Gina says:

    Oh this sounds like a wonderful series for parents out there (or caretakers of little ones) to get kids interested in learning those fundamentals that will only help to carry them forward through other situations as they continue to grow! I mean really…who can resist dinosaurs? Thanks for sharing….and happy reading! ^_^
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  4. Dee says:

    We have loved the dinosaurs series too! My kids, 8 & 6, say they have outgrown them, but I catch them pulling them off the bookshelves and reading them once again.

    Have you read “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes yet? Classic!

    • That’s too funny! But I can really see that happening with my little kiddos too, they’re just so much fun!

      And I can’t say that I have, but now I’m going to have to check out Chrysanthemum! Thank you!

  5. Carrie K. says:

    How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? was one of my kids’ favorite read-aloud when they were little. 🙂
    .-= Carrie K.´s last blog ..ROOB: Reading Our Own Books =-.

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