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How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?

How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?

Jane Yolen
Illustrator:   Mark Teague 
Picture Book  Series
For ages 3 to 6
Scholastic, 2012   ISBN: 978-0545416788

It is Christmas Eve, and everyone knows that on this night a young dinosaur should “go up to bed without making a peep.” Of course, young dinosaurs don’t always do what they are supposed to do. Some even “sneak out” of their rooms so that they can find out what is going on around the Christmas tree. Some, and the very thought is painful to even consider, go so far as to open presents, pull ornaments of the tree, and eat the cookies left out for Santa. Dear me! How dreadful!

In this splendid How do dinosaurs… title, young children can join a colorful collection of dinosaurs to see how one should behave on Christmas Eve. Youngsters will laugh as they listen to the bouncy rhyming verse, and they will surely appreciate seeing the young dinosaurs, both those who are being good and those who are being bad.