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How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read?

By Jane Yolen   Illustrated by Mark Teague   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338233018 Hardcover
40 Pages | 9.44" x 12.38" | Ages 3 to 5

Get ready to laugh at this lighthearted, heartwarming, and funny approach to books!

Children sometimes feel the task of learning to read is overwhelming, but the winning combination of rhyme and illustrations here provide a perfect way to present the subject in a comical, engaging, and nonjudgmental way. The contrast of enormous dinosaurs in kid-sized bedrooms (with human parents) adds irresistible humour as families explore the do's and don'ts of reading. Both practical and engaging, this book shows dinosaurs getting into all sorts of reading-related trouble! But of course, in the end, the dinosaurs learn how to carefully handle their books, read out loud, and read a lot!

Each book in the endlessly popular How Do Dinosaurs series is a combination of childish antics followed by a gentle lesson — with over 14.5 million books in print. This book, the twelfth, ends with pages designed to get your own little dinosaur excited about learning to read — especially this word: Dinosaur!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?

"Yolen's rhymes are jaunty, and, as always, Teague has a field day. His illustrations highlight the unbridled joy these vibrantly colored, lesser-known species of dinos... have playing with a variety of creatures." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends?

"The 10th dinosaur outing for Yolen and Teague playfully addresses the minefield of school friendships, as always cleverly subbing in outsized dinosaur antics for the gigantic feelings in every little kid's body... who can resist when dinosaur buddies share a sincere, well-earned hug?" -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for How Do Dinosaurs Stay Safe?

"This beloved series hit the ground running, and it's still going strong." -- Booklist

"As in previous outings, Teague's artwork steals the show, the realism of the scenes and human figures juxtaposed with the giant, though childish, dinos. Labels in the illustrations and endpapers will help dino mavens identify their favorites. Don'ts and Do's in a familiar formula go down easily for fans and will provide a good conversation starter for parents." -- Kirkus Reviews


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