Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

Spring 2003 Picture Books
Ages: 2 & Up
Author: Jane Yolen
Illustrator: Mark Teague
ISBN: 0-439-24100-6
Hardcover Price: $15.95
Review:
The same team of pros that last year brought us the antic How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? have now brought us that rare thing: a sequel that is funnier and even better than their first dinosaur diversion. For starters, there is something intrinsically droll about these lumbering lummoxes ambling about, leaving a trail of crumpled tissues behind them. In due time even the youngest listener will begin to see similarities between the two species when they are under the weather: spitting pills in the sink; hiding from the doctor, etc. In the end, sanity prevails, and sleep, juice and tender-loving care bring peace and health to all. There could be no better gift for an ailing child. Teague and Yolen remain a winning team.
Selma G. Lanes   ©2003 Parents' Choice


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