How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?: Now in French (How Do Dinosaurs...?)
Follow along as eleven different dinosuar children and their prehistoric parents give a big kiss, turn out the light, tuck in their tails, and whisper "good night." Filled with wonderful detail, humor, and priceless expressions. THIS TITLE IS IN FRENCH
"Oh, does little one not want to go to sleep?"
"What did you just scream at me like you were possessed of the devil?"
"Okay, let's read a book about how all the dinosaurs you love go right to bed without any fuss. Hmmm...Pteranodon, now does he throw a fit when daddy tells him to get in bed? No! Of course not! He would neve ...more
I read this in line at the supermarket (beats tabloids any day. Unless Elvis does decide to really come back). It's cute and funny. Love dinosaurs. (I still love Dr. Seuss more.)
This reminds me of the time when I was a kid and the grandparents gave me an ironic nightgown with a dinosaur on it who didn't wanna go to bed. I'd point to it as my reason/explanation for not going to bed. Dinosaurs don't slee ...more
Now anyone would think it would be easier to put a 2 year old boy down for a nap than to put a dinosaur to bed.
You'd be wrong. Dinosaurs are surprisingly well behaved at bedtime. They even tuck in their tails! And read in bed!
A Grandson Storyhour Recommendation
Jane Yolen is not only a prolific writer; she’s incredibly eclectic. The story rhyme is terrific.
The illustrations are outstanding and they’re hilarious. The pictures show a variety of large dinosaurs in human size bedrooms, with a variety of human size human mothers and fathers, and dog size family dogs, and human child size toys and beds and teddy bears. They’re so, so ...more
For older kids, the teacher could have the students study the names in the book, to help them build their vocabulary, and maybe do a spelling test on the names. (A spelling test should be done for grades 5 or 6).
The teacher could use the boo ...more
Jane Yolen makes this story extremely cute as she makes the dinosaurs in this book act like real children and I love the way that Jane Yolen made the dinosaurs childish and loving at the same time towards their paren ...more
Through repetition and rhyme, this concept book describes inappropriate bedtime responses by a variety of dinosaur species. They include stomping their feet, asking for a piggy back ride, throwing their teddy bears and roaring when mother or father says it is time to say goodnight.
The illustrations onl ...more
My niece liked it just fine, I suppose, although I don't know if she actually heard it. She was intent on finding the name of the dinosaur hidden on every page, so I really don't think her primary aim was to hear the story.
My nephew just didn't tune in, which really surprised me. He lik ...more
This story is really age appropriate for the audience they are going with. I have rea ...more
There were dinosaurs I actually recognized in this one! I was excited. The art continues to be great, and the actions of the dinosaurs will cause a chuckle from the adults reading to their children. I like these books, and will continue to seek them out.
Yolen, Jane How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (2000) This is a children's animal fantasy picture book. There are different kinds of dinosaurs on each page acting like small children. Just like young children who resist bedtime these Dinosaurs are stomping around and demanding another story. Children can relate to the behavior of the dinosaurs but it seems more ridiculous to see large dinosaurs pouting and throwing teddy bears. The illustrations complement the story and add to the humor of ...more