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How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?

by Jane Yolen

Other authors: Mark Teague (Illustrator)

Series: How Do Dinosaurs...?

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I think this book could be used all the way up to third grade. Although it is intended for a very young audience, it could be incorporated into science to introduce dinosaurs and pre-historic things in social studies. Could be a fun lesson starter. ( )
  AmbraGoff | Feb 16, 2016 |
This books shows that parents will always love their children, even if they have a bad attitude or make big messes. The dinosaurs in the book are not so nice to their parents and don’t listen very well. But they do always do something nice to make up for it, saying “I love you” in their own way. I love the overall message of this story, that parents have an unconditional love for their children. However I do not like that it shows children that it is okay to do bad things, as long as they do something good to make up for it. This could be basis for a class discussion. Students could talk about whether or not they think that it is okay. This book is a delightful installment of Yolen’s and Teague’s dinosaur books. ( )
  k.hostetler11 | Nov 15, 2015 |
This charming story about a dinosaur who keeps messing up but his mother still loves him is excellent for young readers to learn expression, prediction, and sequence of events. The big idea that love covers all is a wonderful life lesson to teach young children. ( )
  Kdd026 | Apr 29, 2015 |
This is a very cute illustration book that goes through a dinosaur misbehaving over and over. Even though he keeps getting in trouble and being disrespectful, his parents remind him over and over again how they love him always, regardless of what he does. This is a great book for the younger years to explain that people make mistakes and get in trouble, but we still love them anyways. ( )
  RaineyNicole | Apr 29, 2015 |
This fun, modern fantasy book tells the story of how a dinosaur can still be loved no matter what he does. Whether he flooded the kitchen or kept kicking his parents seat in the car, his parents still love him. The dinosaur always would do something right to make up for the wrong. He would clean up his messes or stay close to his mom in the store. His parents repeatedly told him how much they loved him. ( )
  BayleeWestrick | Mar 2, 2015 |
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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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