How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodbye? (How Do Dinosaurs...?)

by Jane Yolen (Author) Mark Teague (Illustrator)

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodbye? (How Do Dinosaurs...?)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Saying goodbye is hard, even for dinosaurs.

When they have to part from a loved one, they might cry, or hide in their bedrooms, or even write DON'T GO! on the wall. But with a little courage, they can face their fears. They can tell grown-ups how they're feeling and know that time apart can still be filled with love.

This humorous and heartfelt picture book from bestselling duo Jane Yolen and Mark Teague will teach young readers how to say goodbye with poise and grace -- with laugh-out-loud antics along the way!

Each How Do Dinosaurs book is a combination of childish antics followed by a gentle lesson -- with over 19 million books in print. See if your little readers can find the names of each dinosaur, hidden on each page!

Look for all the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs...? books by Jane Yolen with illustrations by Mark Teague.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1--In their latest collaboration in the "How Do Dinosaurs?" series, Yolen and Teague continue to help youngsters handle difficult situations with humor, practical advice, simple quatrains, and fabulous dinosaurs! Like many children, dinosaurs might have trouble saying goodbye when they have to part with a loved one, and they may throw tantrums, shake their massive heads, write notes (sometimes on walls!), and hide in bathrooms or bedrooms to avoid the inevitable. But with hugs from family, even dinosaurs can learn to express their feelings, and to say goodbye with kisses and love. The gargantuan creatures are amusingly depicted in familiar situations, so even though they may be sad or angry, their over-the-top antics and the reactions of their human counterparts make their problems humorous rather than traumatic. Dinosaur aficionados will love Teague's colorful reptiles, who stretch across two pages, dwarfing their human settings, and will appreciate that each dino is identified on endpapers and in tiny print where they first appear in the story. VERDICT Fans of any of the previous entries will rejoice at this new addition, which uses exaggeration and humor to help children acknowledge and deal with their dinosaur-sized emotions.--MaryAnn Karre, Binghamton, NY

Copyright 2021 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen is the beloved author of more than 365 books for children and adults, including award-winning picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In addition to two Nebula Awards and a National Book Award nomination, she has received a Golden Kite from SCBWI, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, and the California Young Reader Medal. Yolen's How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? was an ALA Notable Book and a Christopher Medal winner. The book has gone on to become a widely popular bestselling series. She lives in Western Massachusetts.
Mark Teague is the international bestselling illustrator (and author) of more than 50 books for children. His numerous awards and honors include the Book Sense Book of the Year Award and the Christopher Medal. He has illustrated the widely successful How Do Dinosaurs...? series. He is the author of the popular Dear Mrs. LaRue, Firehouse!, and Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries. He lives in New York State.
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Guided Reading Level
Scholastic Press
Publication date
September 28, 2021
How Do Dinosaurs...?
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV002060 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
JUV039200 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Manners & Etiquette
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Stories in rhyme
Separation (Psychology)
Picture books for children

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