How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?

by Jane Yolen, Mark Teague


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In a few simple lines of verse on each spread, fathers and mothers are ready to put their youngsters to bed. But in this book, the youngsters are a wide variety of dinosaurs. And how do dinosaurs say good night?

Filled with wonderful detail and humor, children and their parents will love the expressions and antics of the eleven different dinosaur children depicted here, and each species is spelled out somewhere in the young dinosaur's bedroom. In the end, young dinosaurs behave a lot like people do: They give a big kiss, turn out the light, tuck in their tails, and whisper "good night."

Here is a new staple for bedtime reading, a book children will ask for again and again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590316811
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Series: How Do Dinosaurs...? Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 21,275
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD350L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Jane Yolen is the beloved author of more than 365 books for children and adults, including award-winning picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In addition to two Nebula Awards and a National Book Award nomination, she has received a Golden Kite from SCBWI, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, and the California Young Reader Medal. Yolen’s How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? was an ALA Notable Book and a Christopher Medal winner. The book has gone on to become a widely popular bestselling series with over 15 million copies in print. She lives in Western Massachusetts.

Mark Teague is the internationally bestselling illustrator (and author) of more than 50 books for children. His numerous awards and honors include the Book Sense Book of the Year Award and the Christopher Medal. He has illustrated 12 full-size books and 11 board books in the widely successful How Do Dinosaurs...? series. He is the author of the popular Dear Mrs. LaRue, Firehouse!, and Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries. He lives in New York State.

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How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
GrandmaJulie More than 1 year ago
This book in the series is great and the story and rhyming is so cute and catchy! I first bought "How do Dinosaurs say I love you?" for my 3 yr old granddaughter who loves dinosaurs. She loved it and wanted it read again and again! Then she asked her parents for this one in the series (she saw it on the back cover) She loves them so much she has memorized them, and now she reads them to us! She has the whole series.
Readingmom33 More than 1 year ago
My son loves animals and you can't get any bigger than a dinosaur. This book is a great bedtime story that's unique and imaginative. Wonderful illustrations and a curious story. He always likes the pictures as I read to him at night.
esproull on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"How do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?" is a cute story about all the different ways a dinosaur might say goodnight when it is time to go to bed. The book includes creative pictures and rhyming words and would be great to read aloud to young children.
Schuman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great book, it had good illustrations and also a good message on behavior.It teaches kids what not to do and what to do at bedtime.
llarson09 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: FantasyReview: This is a book that questions what dinosaurs do when the go to bed. It is a good fantasy book, that children can relate to easily. This is of course a fantasy book because dinosaurs are given human characteristics and act like little kids who don't want to go to bed. Plot: The plot of this story is really well done, because children can relate to this book very well while still seeing the humor of their own actions at bedtime. Media: Not Stated
NancyStorm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dinos say goodnight with 'Good Manners', which of course is the point of this great bedtime book. It is presented with humor, in rhyme, and with great illustrations. My grandsons love this book; we have read it many, many times.
mickmyster13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
So incredibly cute. I read this book almost every day to the todlers at the day care I used to work at. They loved it and would ask for it all the time. It is also a book they can begin to memorize and read along with you. I think it truley gives good examples to youngsters of how we are expected to "say goodnight". I would often refer to the book at nap time. I love all the How Do Dinosaurs books!
lakellye on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story was about dinosaurs going down for their naptime. It showed different ways they may or may not go down for nap. I really did enjoyed the pictures in this story.
nmhale on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A newer picture book that is quickly becoming a classic. The text is simple with a great read aloud quality, and the illustrations are just adorable. Huge dinosaurs squashed into little kids' rooms, stomping and pouting and throwing fits like two year old children. I love the picture of the Tyrannosaurus Rex "peeking" out of his bedroom door. I bought this book before I had kids because I thought it was great, and I am so delighted that I finally have a chance to read it to my daughter.
smclawler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pleasant read aloud about bedtime problems. Added bonus is the use of dinosaurs as the main characters. Each one is identified on the end pages, which spurred many of the children to seek additional books about dinosaur from the nonfiction shelves. There are three other "Dinosaur" behavior books in this series by Jane Yolen--"...Eat Dinner", "...Get Well So Soon", and "...Go to School".
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I used to read this nightly to my daughter when she was 2-3 - not only is this funny and charming, it made our bedtime routine a breeze. She has always been resistant to bedtime (even now at almost-6), but reading this story always seemed to calm her down. Maybe it was seeing and hearing all the silly (but much performed by my daughter) behavior these dinosaurs *didn't* gave her a reason NOT to behave in similar ways. I still have the ending memorized, though we've moved on to different stories most nights.Now, as she's older, she got a kick out of trying to find and sound out the dinosaur names hidden on each page. Nothing better than finding a new way to appreciate an old, beloved book!
btivis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wonderful illustrations and pages that rhyme will captivate students of all ages. Each page features a different dinosaur doing anything it can to keep from going to bed. There is an added level of entertainment since the dinosaurs are having a fit to human parents in human houses.I think this is a very cute book. I would use it in my class when reinforcing rhyme to students. I also think it would be a good book to read just because.
JSpencer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book goes through several different dinosaurs and asks questions about how they say goodnight when their dad or mom comes in to turn out the lights. They wanted to know does the dinosaur throw a fit, swing his tail or shake his head when it¿s time to say goodnight. In the end, it revealed that dinosaurs simply give a kiss, turn out the light and say goodnight. I can relate to this book because when my nephew was younger he hated it when it was time to go to bed. He was the one throwing the fit and getting mad. I wish I had known about this book back then. I think this book has a good lesson for children to learn.In the classroom, I would have the children bring in their favorite blanket or teddy bear and we could all sit around on the floor while I read this book to them. Especially, if it was a kindergarten class and they took naps, it would be the perfect time to read it to them. Also, I would have the children discuss what their nighttime routine is and draw a picture of them sleeping in their room.
ecosborne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about all the temper tantrums a dinosaur good throw when being told to go to sleep but that they don't do that. They say goodnight, turn out the light and go to sleep. This would be a good book to use with little boys who are determined not to go to sleep because if dinosaurs don't throw tantrums maybe they won't either.
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hilarious! A set of examples of very bold dinosaurs refusing to go to bed - followed by the reality of dinosaurs giving nice kisses, tucking in their tails and going to sleep. The art in this is amazing, the frazzled parents, and the dinosaurs with pitch perfect toddler body language under their scales.
BNBHarper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: The dinosaurs act just like kids do when getting for bed. They fight it. The dinosaur slam his tale on the ground and throws up a fuss. But then, the dinosaurs end up going to sleep. Response: I like this book because kids could relate to this book leading great discussions. I also like that it talks about good and bad behavior with lots of repetition throughout the book. Theme/Connection: Bedtime; Read Aloud; Discussion on going to bed
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Awesome, comparing kids to dinosaurs. Dinosaurs go to bed nicely so, so should you.
michelleraphael on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Loved it. The story rhymes and the pictures are funny. It was a nice bedtime story about what dinosaurs do when its time to go to sleep. The author made it fun for children.
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2boysSA More than 1 year ago
My 17mth and my 4yr old love this book! My little one roars like the dinosaur. It's super cute!
Simnala More than 1 year ago
My 4 year old son has us read this to him every night before going to bed. My son, husband and I all act out the parts on each page and we all get a kick out of it. He's been read this book so much that he is now reading it to us from memory! It's a great book!!! We are now working on buying all the "How do dinosaurs....." books.
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