How Do Dinosaurs Go to Sleep? (How Do Dinosaurs...?)

by Jane Yolen (Author)

How Do Dinosaurs Go to Sleep? (How Do Dinosaurs...?)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

With more than 14 million books in print, the How Do Dinosaurs... series is a huge hit all over the world. Humorous paintings of oversized dinosaurs with human parents make this an irresistible book for sharing. And we all know that when parents are ready to say good night, it turns out that sometimes little dinosaurs have other ideas!

Laugh and smile as the dinosaurs try everything to avoid bedtime -- from hiding under the bed, to screaming no! -- and then snuggle in as all the dinosaurs show they really know the right way to go to sleep -- a bath, a story, and a good-night kiss! Brimming with humor and the familiar antics of this beloved series, here is a playful bedtime board book for every sleepy little dinosaur.

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Publishers Weekly

Yolen and Teague return to a subject they covered in their 2000 picture book, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, as an unusual group of dinosaurs--concavenator, majungasaurus, and sauropelta, among them--demonstrate how one should and shouldn't behave at bedtime. A pachyrhinosaurus hides under a bed that's at least half as big as he is, and a yellow-feathered enigmasaurus wags a claw at its not-so-happy human mom ("Does he scream at his mother that he just won't go, / using his favorite words--no no no!"). Once again, Yolen and Teague's hilarious visions of tantrum-throwing dinos should bring smiles to even the crankiest (and most bedtime-reluctant) kids. Up to age 3. Author's agent: Elizabeth Harding, Curtis Brown. (Aug.)

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School Library Journal

Toddler-PreS—In this adaptation of the popular picture book, Yolen teaches readers about how dinosaurs go to sleep. The familiar illustrations show huge dinosaurs acting just like toddlers and include the proper name for each dinosaur underneath its depiction. The rhyming cadence of the text makes this a perfect read aloud for storytime. It will be difficult to keep this board book on the shelf with Yolen's recognizable name and the popular subject matter. A worthy addition to most libraries.

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Review quotes

Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen is the author of more than 300 books for children and young adults, including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon and the New York Times best-selling How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? With Candlewick, she is the editor of three collections of poems for children: Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems; Here's a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry; and This Little Piggy: Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games, and Pantomime Rhymes. She divides her time between Massachusetts and Scotland.

Kelly Murphy is the illustrator of Loony Little: An Environmental Tale. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
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Guided Reading Level
Blue Sky Press (AZ)
Publication date
August 30, 2016
How Do Dinosaurs...?
BISAC categories
JUV002060 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
JUV010000 - Juvenile Fiction | Bedtime & Dreams
JUV039200 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Manners & Etiquette
Library of Congress categories
Stories in rhyme

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