HOW DO DINOSAURS EAT THEIR FOOD? by Jane Yolen

HOW DO DINOSAURS EAT THEIR FOOD?

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Age Range: 3 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

Dynamic dinosaur duo Yolen and Teague team up again, this time tackling the touchy topic of table manners. Their signature rhyming text and hilarious illustrations introduce an ensemble of wacky giant reptiles in the end pages and show them engaged in a spectrum of really terrible table tantrums. An orange and purple Cryolophosaurus rudely burps and belches. A ponderous Protoceratops picks at his cereal and throws down his cup. A quirky winged Quetzalcoatlus fusses, fidgets and squirms in his chair in a busy restaurant. An out-of-control pink-and-blue-striped Amargasaurus flips a plate of spaghetti into the air while a spotted Spinosaurus slyly spits out his partially chewed broccoli, a huge Lambeosaurus bubbles his milk and a recumbent Gorgosaurus pokes string beans up his nose. Readers soon discover these gargantuan diners actually have exemplary table manners, suggesting that little dinosaurs everywhere might do well to follow their lead and “eat up.” A humorous, highly palatable read-aloud primer on table etiquette for the preschool dining set. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-439-24102-2
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Blue Sky/Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2005




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