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

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

Spring 2000 Picture Books
Ages: 3 - 7 yrs.
Author: Jane Yolen
Illustrator: Mark Teague
ISBN: 0-59031681-6
Hardcover Price: $15.95
As the subject of a book for youngest listener/viewers, dinosaurs are like money in the bank to publishers. And when they are accompanied by a seasoned author like Jane Yolen and an illustrator as ingratiating as Mark Teague, nursery best-sellerdom is virtually guaranteed. While adults may initially question these lumbering behemoths as suitable bedtime-story fare, Teague has miraculously contrived to render Allosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and eight other creatures of their ilk irresistibly cuddly. Yolen's lilting, reassuring verse cries out for repetition, so grown-up readers should brace themselves for countless requests to "Read it again."
Selma G. Lanes   ©2000 Parents' Choice

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