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How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane…

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?

by Jane Yolen

Other authors: Mark Teague (Illustrator)

Series: How Do Dinosaurs...?

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I would use this book to teach a sequence of events and tell what each dinosaur did. I would also, encourage my students to predict what would happen next in the book. This book provides many opportunities for students to read with expression.( Especially the page the dinosaur makes a mess at dinner). ( )
  Spinea1 | Nov 30, 2014 |
great for young children who loves dinosaurs. teaches children that sometimes people do things but they are still loved. good for younger age. Book doesn't flow as well to me. ( )
  pamelapaige | Nov 29, 2014 |
This picture book is about a dinosaur, who is not behaving very well. He keeps misbehaving and being disrespectful. After each time he misbehaves, the parents reassure him that the still love him. They love him no matter what he does.

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I read this book to my children when they get into trouble. This book helps me reassure them that even though they sometimes get into trouble, I still loved them. This book also helps me point out bad behavior to them.

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While reading this book, you can ask the children if the dinosaur's behavior is good or bad behavior.
You could also reassure children that even though they misbehave at times, they are still loved.
You can also point out to the children, that their parents forgive them, and that they should forgive their friends.
  theresazeigler | Sep 1, 2014 |
I like this book a lot. I love Jane Yolen and this book it great for kids. I think it will be a good way for little ones to identify with the dinosaurs. ( )
  Heidi_Ruckle | Jul 18, 2014 |
This is another book by Jane Yolen that describes situations that young children might find themselves in, wondering if they are loved or not, and can relate to easily. This story is told through the eyes of dinosaurs, who, even when they are misbehaving, know that they are loved. This would be a great book to teach manners, good behavior, respect, and also touches on the themes of love and acceptance, so would be helpful in any classroom or home setting, whether for read aloud or to encourage young readers to take up a book independently. There is just enough repetition to encourage participation if read aloud and to foster confidence when reading independently. The illustrations are colorful and detailed as well, and add humor to this already silly tale. ( )
  SweetBeeBecky | Dec 3, 2013 |
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Teague, MarkIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545143144, Hardcover)

With more than 7 million copies sold, everybody's favorite bestselling dinosaurs are back to say: "I love you," in a VERY big way!

Parents and children can never have enough ways to say "I love you"--and now, America's favorite dinosaurs are giving families a funny book, perfect for bedtime, storytime, anytime. Even when little dinosaurs are naughty, it's important to remind them that no matter what they do, they are always loved. In this book, readers will laugh aloud as parents cope with the typical antics of childhood, but in the end, hugs and kisses show your little one how much you care.

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Illustrations and rhyming text present some of the different ways dinosaurs can express their love, from cleaning up after making a mess to smiling sweetly instead of roaring.

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