HOW DO DINOSAURS GET WELL SOON? by Jane Yolen
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HOW DO DINOSAURS GET WELL SOON?

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Age Range: 6 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Repeating the winning formula of How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? (2000), Teague supplies art for Yolen’s sprightly ditty on proper behavior while under the weather. Spread- and eye-filling domestic scenes, in which all the children are replaced by humongous, comically fretful, precisely detailed dinosaurs are the perfect prescription for the crankily bedridden. “What if a dinosaur / catches the flu? / Does he whimper and whine / between each Atchoo? / Does he drop / dirty tissues / all over the floor? / Does he fling / all his medicine / out of the door?” The dinos are specifically identified with cunningly placed labels within each double-paged spread and, on priceless endpapers, in a visual key of scaly, bedridden “patients.” Yolen reinforces the message with more direct instructions—“He drinks lots of juice and he gets lots of rest. / He’s good at the doctor’s / ’cause doctors know best”—and closes with a get-well wish. This salutary combination of savvy advice and sidesplitting art belongs next to every sickbed. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-439-24100-6
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Blue Sky/Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2002




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