cover image Dinosaurs Alive and Well: A Guide to Good Health

Dinosaurs Alive and Well: A Guide to Good Health

Laurene Krasny Brown, Allee. Little Brown and Company, $15.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-316-10998-7

With the same zany humor and straightforward approach demonstrated in Dinosaurs Beware! et al., the Browns have created another refreshing book to help youngsters learn about caring for themselves. Anthropomorphic alligators tell (and show) children how to exercise both their minds and their bodies; what foods are good for them to eat; how to deal with and--positively--express their feelings; the ways in which they can be a good friend; and the necessity of taking some quiet-time for themselves. Cartoonlike captions reinforce and expand the text, and the clever integration of words and illustrations enhances the accessibility of the concepts being introduced. Positive, upbeat and direct, this is a book that both children and their parents will enjoy. Ages 4-8. (May)