I Speak Dinosaur
by Jed Henry
Little boys will roar for I Speak Dinosaur!, in which an energetic kid with a big imagination prefers to “speak Dinosaur.” Speaking Dinosaur means he doesn’t have to use his manners and instead can roar and growl at his friends and family! But speaking Dinosaur gets the boy into trouble, and without other “dinosaurs” to talk to and play with, he gets lonely. Delivering a f...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Harry N. Abrams
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I Speak Dinosaur by Jed Henry is a wonderful picture book for young children. This story is about a boy who can speak dinosaur. Throughout the story you see the boy talk about how dinosaurs do not have any manners and towards the end of the story you start to realize that the Tyrannosaurus Rex is actually the young boy who wears a dinosaur hat. The pictures play a huge role in telling this story and Henry writes a story that is engaging while it teaches a lesson that manners are important. This...more
When the narrator's mother has had enough of his dinosaur roaring and crashing about the house, she banishes him to the back yard. There he is free to speak dinosaur as much as he wants. Eventually, some of the neighborhood children join him where they play games with his little sister, all of them speaking dinosaur, and all of them behaving politely--just as good human dinosaurs should. The text will appeal to any young reader with an energetic nature and a little imagination or any dinosaur lo...more
I thought that this was a creative mannerism book. The illustrations really help tell the story. When the text is making you think a dinosaur is talking to them, you see later on that it is actually his friends. The story is about a little boy who thinks he can speak dinosaur. He makes up some crazy gibberish and decides to be mean by not using "thank you," "please," or "may I." Later he finds his new friends that ask if they can play with him. He says his friends are dinosaurs and they use mann...more
This book was okay. The little boy in this book speaks dinosaur so this means he doesn't have to use manners by saying thank you or please or may I. He gets to just go around roaring and growling at everyone to get what he wants. He realizes pretty quickly that people do not want to be around someone who behaves this way. Then he meets some other dinosaurs who say may I, please and thank you and realizes that he can still speak dinosaur, but that he still needs to use his manners. It has a good...more
Apr 14, 2012 Lucero Hernandez rated it 5 of 5 stars
Fun book about manners, which includes dinosaurs. Manners are important in the classroom; through this unique book, students can adopt reasons to be polite and ways to use their manners.