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How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? 03/18/09
Sean and I adore the How Do Dinosaurs... series by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Mark Teague. The latest one they've written is How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? The book comes at a perfect time with Sean starting his first year in elementary school.
As with all the dinosaur books, the book has two parts: the bad examples and the good examples. Each and every book starts with very silly examples of what not to do followed by dinosaurs acting properly for the situation. In the bad examples section there is an especially funny page with a dinosaur making noises during show and tell time while a grumpy teacher glares at the dinosaur. What cracks me up about this page is that it is a problem Sean has been dinged with and his teacher looks remarkably like the one on this page of the book.
Now Jane Yolen's rhyming text is cute by itself but it comes to life with Mark Teague's retro style illustrations. Besides being cute they are also informative. Each page is labeled with the species name. Besides learning how to behave at school, one can also learn some different types of dinosaurs.
You can read my other reviews from the series:
Comment #1: Saturday, March, 21, 2009 at 18:05:24
My kids love the How do Dinosaurs series..
Comment #2: Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 20:42:42
I wasn't sure how they'd pull it off when I read my first book from the series but each one has been delightful.