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How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? 08/17/07

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

The How Do Dinosaurs... series of books by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague are popular at Sean's school. We have two at home, How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? and our most recent purchase How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?.

Mark Teague's illustrations are reminiscent of 1930s and 1940s commercial art (think Saturday Evening Post) giving the book a wonderful visual authority and playfulness. Here are dinosaurs acting like preschoolers while their baffled and horrified human parents try their best to raise polite dinosaurs.

My favorite page has a dinosaur who glares at his food refusing to eat what is on his plate. It reminds me so much of Sean at his most stubborn. He and I have gone head to head over what and how much he should eat at many a meal. Sean's favorite is the dinosaur throwing his spaghetti in the air because it reminds him of Harriet who throws her food when she's done eating.

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