The Resource How do dinosaurs say merry Christmas?, Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Mark Teague

How do dinosaurs say merry Christmas?, Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Mark Teague

Label
How do dinosaurs say merry Christmas?
Title
How do dinosaurs say merry Christmas?
Statement of responsibility
Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Mark Teague
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Illustrations and rhyming text present some of the different ways a well-behaved dinosaur can celebrate Christmas
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Illustration
Review
  • PreS-Gr 2 — Yolen and Teague add to their delightful dinosaur canon with this funny, gentle reminder of proper behavior for the most eagerly anticipated of holidays. As in previous titles, the dinosaurs have human parents and each one can be identified by the inclusion of its name in the illustrations. The 10 featured behemoths also adorn the endpapers. Enhancing the hilarity are the cats and dogs in the role of family pets bearing witness to the dinosaurs' antics-such as sneaking out of bed to peek, ripping open presents, deconstructing the tree, pre-licking candy canes, dumping out stockings, and eating Santa's cookies. Don't pass up this exuberant guide to achieving yuletide harmony.—Linda Israelson, Los Angeles Public Library --Linda Israelson (Reviewed October 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 10, p87)
  • Continuing to follow the successful blueprint of the long-running How Do Dinosaurs books, Yolen and Teague pose the possibility of dinosaurs wreaking merry havoc on Christmas Eve. Uproarious hypotheticals—do dinosaurs rip open presents, “shake up the tree,” or eat all the cookies left out for Santa?—give way to portraits of the dinos’ angelic behavior in the second half. Yolen’s characteristically wry verse is flawless in its rhyme and rhythm, and as in the earlier outings, the art’s buttoned-up 1950s fashions and furnishings provide a comical visual contrast to the outlandish, brightly colored dinosaurs. Simultaneously available: How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? Up to age 4. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed September 10, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 37, p)
  • Yolen and Teague extend their dinosaur franchise with this rollicking romp of rampaging dinosaurs up to their terrible tricks throughout the Christmas season. Using the familiar structure of naughty-then-nice behavior, the dinosaur crew rips open presents, knocks over decorated trees and dumps out filled stockings. When they get hungry, they eat all the Christmas cookies and lick all the candy canes. But in the calmer, concluding half, the well-behaved dinosaurs sing carols politely, help with the dishes and interact nicely with the grandparents. They even get to sleep in time for Santa's arrival. Young readers will delight in the initial wild antics, with the falling Christmas trees, flying ornaments and the brilliantly colored dinosaurs cavorting around the decorated living rooms in wild abandonment. The large trim size and double-page illustrations offer plenty of room to show off the dinosaurs in motion. Each dinosaur is identified within the illustrations as well as in humorous spot illustrations on the endpapers. What child wouldn't love to grab all the presents and lick all the candy canes one by one? Those naughty dinosaurs have the most fun, and their fans will be waiting to see what they get up to next. (Picture book. 3-7)(Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2012)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10141858
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yolen, Jane
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
Grades K-4
LC call number
PZ8.3.Y76
LC item number
Hq 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
Reading level
2.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Teague, Mark
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True
Series statement
How do dinosaurs--? (Picture books)
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Christmas stories
  • Conduct of life
  • Dinosaurs
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Christmas
  • Behavior
  • Dinosaurs
  • Christmas stories
  • Conduct of life
  • Dinosaurs
  • Stories in rhyme
Target audience
juvenile
Label
How do dinosaurs say merry Christmas?, Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Mark Teague
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn774497466
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780545416788
Lccn
2012006171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)774497466
Label
How do dinosaurs say merry Christmas?, Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Mark Teague
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn774497466
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780545416788
Lccn
2012006171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)774497466

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