Wednesday, November 24, 2010
This one's kind of a classic. Different types of dinosaurs model bad bedtime behavior (roaring, throwing teddy bears) and then good bedtime behavior (turning out the light, tucking in their tails).
The illustrations are funny, and each dinosaur's type (stegosaurus, triceratops, etc.) is hidden in the illustration of the page the dinosaur appears on.
Little Boy's been pushing his bedtime behavior a little bit lately. And...I can't honestly say that this book changed it at all. But it was worth a shot--and it's still a fun story to read. I think we'll be picking up a few more How Do Dinosaurs... stories from the library.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight
Written and illustrated by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague
Age range*: 2-5
My rating: 3 stars [out of five]
*Age ranges are very flexible.
Full disclosure: I don't receive any compensation for reviewing children's books--the books are usually just checked out from the local library.