How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Cats? (How Do Dinosaurs...?)

by Jane Yolen (Author) Mark Teague (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Cat lovers are everywhere! Now, with the same humor and warmth of their previous bestselling dinosaur books, Jane Yolen and Mark Teague show us how young dinosaurs know how to care for their kitties.

From playing with cat toys to cleaning the litter box, children will love the silliness of "bad" pet-owner behavior as they learn what's involved in keeping your cat happy and loved. Also an introduction for children who may be getting a pet soon, cat lovers big and small are sure to embrace this book as a purrr-enial favorite!

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Publishers Weekly

In this board book spinoff of their long-running series, Yolen and Teagues lovable dinosaurs bully and ignore their pets: How does a dinosaur play with her cat?/ Does she throw pillows at it and act like a brat? After other instances of bad behavior are pictured in humorous detail, the latter half of the book is dedicated to proper pet care. Kids who need a reminder about being gentle should get the message without feeling called out. Also available: "How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs?" Ages 35. "(Jan.)"

Copyright 2010 Publishers Weekly Used with permission.

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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Blue Sky Press (AZ)
Publication date
January 01, 2010
How Do Dinosaurs...?
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV002060 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
JUV002050 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Cats
JUV002190 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Pets
Library of Congress categories
Stories in rhyme
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