Book review: How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends?, by Jane Yolen, illustrations by Mark Teague

Yolen Jane. How do dinosaurs stay friends? illus. Mark Teague. (How Do Dinosaurs series) The Blue Sky Press, 2016. unp. $16.99. ISBN: 978-0-545-82934-2. Gr. 1+. P8 Q8  

yolen-how-do-dinosaurs-stay-friendsI have found myself looking forward to the latest book in this dinosaur series. I have read five now and I love this one as well as the first that I read. How to make friends is a lesson that we all need to be reminded of. The first half of the book concentrates on showing examples of what not to do to make a friend. The second half of the book then gives examples of what would encourage someone to become your friend. The illustrations, while comical, also give great examples of treating each other badly and then with care.

Verdict: I loved this book and showed it to my daughter, who teaches second grade. She wants to use it in a friendship unit and also as an example how to treat one another.

November 2016 review by Carol Bernardi.


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