How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends?
Written by Jane Yolen
Illustrated by Mark Teague
How do dinosaurs know so many things about kids?
Once again, Jane Yolen and Mark Teague team up to compare the feelings of dinosaurs as if they were regular kids. And once again, it is spot on. Jane’s poem about what happens to friends when they get in a fight goes through the common feelings of anger, resentment, hurt, and ultimately forgiveness. The ideas as well as the drawings provide giggles and ideas for handling such a situation.
The words are easy to read with large, dark font. Children will be able to read it back to parents or teachers after only a couple of repetitions. However, the illustrations are so wonderful, children will delight in studying them over and over. Teachers can use this particular book in the series to meet core curriculum standards in literacy while reinforcing cause and effect, picture clues, main idea, or sequencing skills.
This is a wonderful addition to a series of books librarians, parents and teachers all enjoy. Even though, there have been many of these books both the text and the illustrations are able to offer a fresh, new experience.
- Title: How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends?
- Author: Jane Yolen
- Illustrator: Mark Teague
- Publisher: Blue Sky Press/Scholastic, 2016
- Reviewer: Elizabeth Swartz
- Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
- ISBN: 978-0-545-82934-2
- Genre: Picture Book
- Grade level: PreK to 1
- Extras: Beginning and back end pages show dinosaurs with their proper scientific names.