How Do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad?

Jane Yolen, Author, Mark Teague, Illustrator
Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague. Scholastic/Blue Sky, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-545-14315-8
Reviewed on: 08/26/2013
Release date: 09/24/2013
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Yes, even dinosaurs have bad days, and a few of them are at their worst in this addition to Yolen and Teague’s popular series. It’s always a delight to watch Teague’s dinosaurs misbehave, and that’s especially true when they’re throwing tantrums: an ungainly barapa-saurus sticks out its tongue at its human sister (who sticks hers out right back), a thecodont “throw[s]” toys about,” and an afrovenator scribbles its name on the wall and sends a chair flying “When he’s told to sit still.” As in the previous books, proper behavior—including hugs, apologies, and neatening up—closes out the book. Good advice on handling albertosaurus-size bad moods. Ages 3–5. (Oct.)
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