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How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday? Board book – September 1, 2011
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"Yolen's rhyming text just glides across the tongue as the gigantic beasts have fun and while human readers learn their colors."--Children's Literature
"Illustrator Teague presents a variety of dinosaurs, and young kids will delight in learning and saying those tongue twisting names."--Children's Literature
About the Author
Mark Teague is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator whose books include the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling How Do Dinosaurs... series, the LaRue series, FIREHOUSE!, FUNNY FARM, and many other humorous picture books. Mark lives in New York state with his wife and their two daughters.
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As to the reviewers who somehow feel that their sons' masculinity is being threatened by this... are you serious?! How very sad for the boys being raised by mothers who feel their sons' sense of self is so fragile that a simple pronoun change can and will endanger everything their gender identifies with. These are likely the same mothers/parents who would ridicule and belittle young boys who might play with dolls, or engage in role-playing activities involving dressing up. Girls have every right to enjoy dinosaurs, and authors of dinosaur books for children have every right to include BOTH boys and girls in their stories.
First, in full disclosure, I am the Godfather/uncle to a handful of small children, but I do not have any of my own. I come from a family of librarians who give books as gifts- so I have a good idea of what children's books work and do not work, and what they can take as far as abuse goes. But that being said, I want to put that that caveat out there to help appropriately shade my review.
This is a board book- my only concern with the book is that the spine pops out while it is open. I imagine that an exuberant toddler may tear of the spine fairly quickly. But, that is half the fun of board books. They are meant to be enjoyed as a snack more than enjoyed as a literary masterpiece.
I like this book for several additional reasons. First, it rhymes, which is always nice for kids. It helps them memorize the story. Secondly, it has some progressive ideals that are good to expose children to early. It using female pronouns through the book- so the story of the dinosaurs is told through questions and answers: Does she X, or does she Y? No, she Z's. Etc.
It also features interracial parent's in one scene - you can see I have feature that picture with this review.
And it teaches good manners. The dinosaurs don't throw fits or tantrums or not share- instead they help out and say thanks.
It does all of this without making a point of it- so it normalizes all of these things early.
It is a great little story that I think the toddler will enjoy, as will his parents.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this book for my sons 1st birthday party. It was a dinosaur themed party so I just had to buy this. I have to say it was such a hit! Read morePublished 1 day ago by Lindsey U.
This is sort of a strange little book. I do like how the pictures of the dinosaurs are labeled with their name but the words are sort of strange.Published 25 days ago by TriathleteHouston