Thursday, August 20, 2009

How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? by Jane Yolen

Yolen, Jane. How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? Illus. Mark Teague. New York: Scholastic, 2003.

Just how does a dinosaur learn to read? Yolen explores this question with delightful speculation and ultimately teaches you what you should and shouldn’t do while reading.

What I thought: I love Yolen’s Dinosaur series, but as a librarian, I am especially fond of this title. Yolen’s lyrical prose is wonderful. The book is almost a song. Teague’s illustrations are deliciously realistic. These are not cartoon dinosaurs, but real dinosaurs.

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