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How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? Hardcover – September 1, 2012

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PreS-Gr 2-Yolen and Teague add to their delightful dinosaur canon with this funny, gentle reminder of proper behavior for the most eagerly anticipated of holidays. As in previous titles, the dinosaurs have human parents and each one can be identified by the inclusion of its name in the illustrations. The 10 featured behemoths also adorn the endpapers. Enhancing the hilarity are the cats and dogs in the role of family pets bearing witness to the dinosaurs' antics-such as sneaking out of bed to peek, ripping open presents, deconstructing the tree, pre-licking candy canes, dumping out stockings, and eating Santa's cookies. Don't pass up this exuberant guide to achieving yuletide harmony.-Linda Israelson, Los Angeles Public Libraryα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Lexile Measure: 520L (What's this?)
  • Series: How Do Dinosaurs...
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: The Blue Sky Press (September 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545416787
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545416788
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9.5 x 12.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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To be honest, I was a little disappointed with this book compared to the 'How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?' book. That one focused on both the social and religious aspects of the holidays. This one is almost a Dinosaur version of 'The Night Before Christmas', with a mix of what a Dinosaur should not do followed by what a good Dinosaur should do on Christmas eve. It would have been interesting to see more of the religious aspects of the holiday covered. That being said, it is a fun book that children will love and enjoy again and again. It could have been just a little more.

In this 'How Do Dinosaurs Say ...?' series there are now about 10 books; they have sold 14 million copies worldwide and brought laughter, humor and learning together for children and readers of all ages. They are fun books and are well done, just with a little less learning then its counterpart.
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How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas is a welcome addition to a series that has captured the hearts of so many young dinosaur lovers. Their parents might look at these books as a way to reinforce rules, but kids take one look at these giant colorful dinosaurs and are captivated. Once again Yolen and Teague combine to issue a rule book for kids, this time about all the things that you should and shouldn't do at Christmas. Does a dinosaur sneak out of bed on Christmas Eve? No, he's tucked in and snoring when Santa arrives. Does a dinosaur "pick off some ornaments, angels and all?" No, "He helps trim the tree so no branches are bare.

As always, the rhyming is top-notch, resulting in a book with a great read aloud flow. Yolen manages to hit quite a few points of good Christmas behavior, without ever becoming heavy handed or getting in the way of Teague's glorious illustrations. They are as colorful, vibrant, and detailed as ever! These dinosaurs have tons of personality, whether they are misbehaving or receiving their presents on Christmas morning. This is an excellent choice for gift giving this Christmas for young toddlers or preschoolers, and a must have for story time.
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I work with children and own dozens of Christmas books. The Dinosaurs book is one that I always enjoy pulling out for my kids. The story lines are funny and the kids always get a kick out of their antics. Yes, the series has become a bit over commercialized with a book for everything you could think of, but I'd rather have a fun one like this that I can pull out for a holiday tradition than a silly read once entry like How Do Dinosaurs Play with their Dogs. I have a colleague who has the Chanukah version, too, and I appreciate the willingness to be inclusive without watering the book down to just a vague holiday-esque theme.
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Originally i told my husband i bought this for my daughter but to be honest i bought out for my self. It's so funny and neat, i don't care if it's a kids book, i live it! Oh and my daughter does too 😀
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We just started collecting these books and THIS is my sons favorite so far. We read it so much before Christmas. I stored it away in our Christmas bin so that it can be a tradition every year... I wouldn't be surprised if he asked for it soon though, it is very cute and the pictures are great!
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This book was a bit more than the others I purchased but that is because I had to buy this one new. It was in great condition, and my daughter loves these books! I hope to eventually buy them all. It arrived in decent time. :)
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By KelMay on January 2, 2013
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If you like the other "How do dinosaurs..." books than you will like this one. It is a must add to the collection of fun dinosaur books to read.
We have a fun tradition of reading different Christmas/holiday books the whole month of December. I am always on the lookout for fun new ones to add to the holiday book collection. I found this one and I just had to have it!
The illustrations are perfect. They are so colorful and full of detail. I highly recommend this dinosaur classic!
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Along the same lines as How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night and How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their food... Its cute, has great pictures and reasonably short to keep interest and wrap up bed time. My son loves it just like the others and is a really cute book to add to the Christmas time collection. Perfect for young Dinosaur lovers. My son is currently 4.
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