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I Speak Dinosaur Hardcover – April 1, 2012

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This is less a picture book for fans of prehistoric creatures and more a title for parents frustrated by the bad manners of their children who happen to love dinosaurs. (And, of course, a lot of children do.) It follows a redheaded boy as he scares his friends, grabs his sister’s toy, and is generally insufferable to everyone around him, rationalizing his behavior as “Dinosaurs don’t ask, ‘May I please play with you?’ They say, ‘GRIBBER, GRABBER, GLOBBER, SLOBBER!’” His lightbulb moment comes on a solitary swing set when he realizes that “Speaking Dinosaur is fun, but it’s kind of lonely sometimes. I wish I had some other dinosaurs to talk to.” Thus converted to cordiality, he employs some well-placed please’s and thank-you’s, and everything turns out happily. The hazy pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations on white backgrounds depict the eventually polite protagonist and his multicultural playmates imaginatively morphing between dinosaur costumes and “real” dinosaurs. This book could come in handy for those who don’t mind a lot of didacticism with their dinosaurs (or vice versa). Preschool-Kindergarten. --Andrew Medlar

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ROOAAAR!  I hope kids out there enjoy this book as much as I do.
The rough antics of dinosaurs are the perfect metaphor for kids' well-meaning, but still unpolished actions.  I think there's something we can all learn by speaking Dinosaur.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419702335
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419702334
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.3 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,200,825 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Daftwullie on May 15, 2012
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This is a super fun book. The little boy's feelings and attitude are shown clearly through the dinosaur art. Its a great book to use as a discussion starter about manners and polite speech. Its great because its not preachy. Kids can draw their own conclusions from the connections between the art and words. I had to buy a copy for my kids' school library.
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By Amazon Customer on January 25, 2014
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We love this book and have bought many copies for friends and relatives. The pictures are incredible and it has a great reminder for kids to be polite. Definitely one that the kids want to read over and over again.
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By Ookpik on January 11, 2013
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Got this book for my granddaughter for Christmas. It not only entertains her, but creates quality time with her daddy. He loves the book so much that she never has a problem getting him to read to her.
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