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How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? Hardcover – July 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Series: How Do Dinosaurs…
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: The Blue Sky Press; 1 edition (July 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439020816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439020817
  • Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 9.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2—A new cast of brightly colored dinosaurs appears in this charming back-to-school story. The text's easy rhyme and rhythm will be familiar to those who have read other books in this series, and Teague's charismatic and naughty dinosaurs will continue to delight readers with their antics and exuberance. The illustration accompanying "DOES A DINOSAUR YELL?" is sure to elicit smiles as an excited Herrerasaurus leaps out of his chair proudly holding up a newly lost tooth. His teacher looks annoyed, but his classmates all turn toward him with their own gap-toothed grins. The 10 dinosaurs that appear are identified on the endpapers where each is hard at work or play. Stygimoloch using one arm to prop up his raised hand as he blurts out is also likely to draw a smile from veteran teachers. A fun read-aloud for the first day of school.—Neala Arnold, St. Francis Elementary School, MN
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From Booklist

This eighth entry (counting the two board books) in the Yolen/Teague How Do Dinosaurs series features a cast of 10 brightly colored dinosaurs that manage to dominate the double-page spreads without overwhelming them. Questions arise when the dinos are put in common school-day situations. Would dinosaurs walk to school or carpool? Would they stomp and make a fuss on the bus? Would they roughhouse and punch and disrupt the class by yelling or fidgeting with their tails in the air? Of course not. Before they leap out the door at the end of the school day, readers will realize that these dinosaurs are helpful, tidy, and protective, "growling at the bullies till the bullying ends." Yolen's short, rhyming text and Teague's irresistible, cavorting dinosaurs perfectly convey how dinosaurs could behave in school, large and powerful though they may be. Fans of the other titles in the series will welcome this new lesson on how to behave properly yet manage to remain a true dinosaur. Randall Enos
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More About the Author

Born and raised in New York City, Jane Yolen now lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. She attended Smith College and received her master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, Jane Yolen is a person of many talents. When she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a professional storyteller on the stage, and is the busy wife of a university professor, the mother of three grown children, and a grandmother. Active in several organizations, Yolen has been on the Board of Directors of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, was president of the Science Fiction Writers of America from 1986 to 1988, is on the editorial board of several magazines, and was a founding member of the Western New England Storytellers Guild, the Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild, and the Bay State Writers Guild. For twenty years, she ran a monthly writer's workshop for new children's book authors. In 1980, when Yolen was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree by Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the citation recognized that "throughout her writing career she has remained true to her primary source of inspiration--folk culture." Folklore is the "perfect second skin," writes Yolen. "From under its hide, we can see all the shimmering, shadowy uncertainties of the world." Folklore, she believes, is the universal human language, a language that children instinctively feel in their hearts. All of Yolen's stories and poems are somehow rooted in her sense of family and self. The Emperor and the Kite, which was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1983 for its intricate papercut illustrations by Ed Young, was based on Yolen's relationship with her late father, who was an international kite-flying champion. Owl Moon, winner of the 1988 Caldecott Medal for John Schoenherr's exquisite watercolors, was inspired by her husband's interest in birding. Yolen's graceful rhythms and outrageous rhymes have been gathered in numerous collections. She has earned many awards over the years: the Regina Medal, the Kerlan Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Society of Children's Book Writers Award, the Mythopoetic Society's Aslan Award, the Christopher Medal, the Boy's Club Jr. Book Award, the Garden State Children's Book Award, the Daedalus Award, a number of Parents' Choice Magazine Awards, and many more. Her books and stories have been translated into Japanese, French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Afrikaans, !Xhosa, Portuguese, and Braille. With a versatility that has led her to be called "America's Hans Christian Andersen," Yolen, the child of two writers, is a gifted and natural storyteller. Perhaps the best explanation for her outstanding accomplishments comes from Jane Yolen herself: "I don't care whether the story is real or fantastical. I tell the story that needs to be told."

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Julie Neal TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 21, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This delightful read-along shows not so much how a dinosaur goes to school, but what it does when it gets there. Does it fidget in class? Roar out of turn? Disrupt the class? No! It raises its hand, helps its classmates and tidies up its desk! With fun, detailed illustrations that cover each page spread, this book is fun to look at as well as read, just like all the earlier titles.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn L. Brown on July 18, 2007
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Great book for a grandson going into pre-k this fall. I think it will help him understand things a lot.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By CK_BLUE_NC on September 30, 2008
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While I thought this was a good book, I felt like it focused more on the negative side of being bad versus the "positives" of being good. The art work is beautiful as always. I just need more examples of the good things kids can do at kindergarten, not just what they shouldn't do.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Rios on August 25, 2007
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My three year old son has a collection of these books. He is so into dinosaurs, and reading about them and how they do everyday activities. My son enjoys the artwork, and I really like seeing the name of the dinosaurs written around them. That is a creative thought.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Vilcapoma on September 9, 2008
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My three years old was starting preschool, so I wanted a book on behaving in school, sharing and being loving with your classmates. This book is great on these topics.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Dolan on October 16, 2007
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My son has Asperger's and has been main streamed. This book not only has dinosaurs (fabulously illustrated), but it is written in simple language that let's children know what actions are socially acceptable and unacceptable in a classroom setting! Thanks for another GREAT How Do Dinosaurs book!!!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By S. Styles on January 29, 2008
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My 18 month old son loves this book. I'm not sure why, except that it has school buses in it. It doesn't seem like he would relate to most of it. And it seems that a school-aged kid who is old enough to need or understand the lessons about sitting still in class, not interrupting, not pushing on the playground, etc. isn't going to be fooled by putting that advice into a story.

Also, in contrast to the other books in the series, which are more balanced in what not to do and what you should do instead, this one is 90% negative. I'm not sure I will read it to my little boy as much as the others (if he will let me get away with that), because not only does it keep on with negative after negative, it is talking about SCHOOL in a negative way. It makes it seem as though school is a place where you can't do all sorts of things and there are only limited things you CAN do. I'm not sure why the book turned out this way, if there were too many good ideas for rhyming things you shouldn't do, or not enough of the right words to make more shoulds at the end.

In spite of all this, the illustrations are great and the rhyming is clever, as always. I'm not sure what "chalk talk" in the classroom is, but hopefully that is something the kids will know. Cute book - kids always love books about school. And I think my son probably likes this one because he loves the others in the series so much!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deborah J Ricketts on May 24, 2013
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My grandson is a 3 1/2 yr old special needs child. He LOVES his Dinosaurs books. He has his mom and dad read at least one of the books to him every night. I have purchased 6 or 8 books to begin his collection. The lessons given through the dinosaurs point of view are so easily understood. There are many children who learn differently. By reading these books over and over with my grandson Gabriel, he has become more aware of others and their feelings at a time when he was unable to comprehend "others feelings" due to his sensory issues. Thank You for writing these Dinosaur Books. I will continue to purchase the books for my grandson as I know there are others geared for children a little older than he is now. Debbie Ricketts, Indianapolis, IN
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