How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?

How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?

Board Book

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The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their fourth original dinosaur board book, a fun guide to friendship and playing nicely with others.

What if a dinosaur's friends come to play?
Does he mope, does he pout if he can't get his way?
Does he hide all his dump trucks, refusing to share?
Does he throw his friends' coloring books up in the air?

Time and time again, children are told to "play nice." This brilliantly illustrated board book is packed with rhymes that will teach children how. Mark Teague's laugh-aloud illustrations, along with Jane Yolen's playful text, will show children that "playing nice" can be easy and fun. Perfect for parents to read aloud with their children, this book is as humorous as it is instructive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439856546
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2006
Series: How Do Dinosaurs...? Series
Pages: 12
Sales rank: 28,442
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: AD400L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Jane Yolen is the beloved author of more than four hundred books for children and adults, including award-winning picture books, fiction, and poetry. Her How Do Dinosaurs books have sold millions of copies and are international bestsellers. She regularly travels the globe speaking and teaching. Jane lives in Western Massachusetts with her children and grandchildren, and she also lives in St. Andrews, Scotland. You can also visit her at

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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How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
runner_roader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book reminds me of young children when they first begin to play together. The dinosaur acts selfish and does not share his toys, but then he learns that it is more fun to share and play together. The rhyming in this story is well done and keeps children engaged with the story. My 3 year old loves this story, which we have with the Leap Frog reading helper.
dawnfires on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This book is about how dinosaurs play with their friends at school, with bad behavior and good behavior. It talks about sharing, pouting, and throwing fits, but then the story turns around and tells about how good dinosaurs shares and is kind to his school friends. Personal Reaction:I love this book because it shows great imagination towards children to think about a dinosaurs at school with them. I also love how the dinosaurs are friendly looking and nice to one another. I love the pictures in this book and how the dinosaurs are trying to fit in the desk and swing at school. Classroom Extension Ideas:1. I would use this book while we were talking about manners because this book talks about how he wants to share and not want to throw fits. 2. I would love to use this book during the week of talking about dinosaurs as well.
awiltenburg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute! Cute! Cute! This is a terrific rhyming book that talks about being a good friend and using your good manners. I would use this book to teach those manners, rhyming, introduce dinosaur unit study, being a good friend, play dates, etc..... Grades PreK-2
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
Every one of Jane Yolen's "How Do Dinosaurs..." by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague is brilliant.  Jane Yolen has perfect pitch for rhythm, so reading her books out loud is a delight.  I have preferred different ones at different stages of my four-year-old's son life.  Right now, he has been taking on the playground by himself and learning to share and take turns with other children.  So, right now, this is my favorite "Dinosaur" book.  Of course, he laughs at the "bad Dinosaur" behavior, but he usually exhibits "good Dinosaur" behavior. I am so in awe of Mark Teague's illustrations.  His dinosaurs are realistic enough to be in school textbooks, but they are riding tricycles or throwing a temper tantrum.  And that just makes the books even funnier.
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For my grandchildren
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This book is funny, we love it!
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Mela13 More than 1 year ago
My two year old son loves all of these books. I first bought him the four board books in this series, but we are graduating to the paper picture books now. He loves the stories - they rhyme in a really cute, easy to remember way, and teach great lessons about being kind, cleaning up, counting, coloring, etc. The illustrations are very cute, not at all scary, and they each have the dinosaurs' real scientific names printed in fine print at the edge of the drawings on each page. These are great books for toddlers and preschoolers. I even read them to my infant daughter because she loves the sing-song stories and colorful pictures.
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This book listed all the possibilities of a child amongst friends, and my son was once like this, maybe because he is an only child and never really had friends. He threw things when angry, didn't play nicely and etc. and so on. But, he learned to do so thru learning and accomodating, and this book helped. Thanks!