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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,271 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Yolen Narrator: Jane Yolen Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780545258142
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Internationally acclaimed author Jane Yolen composes a playful bedtime book about young dinosaurs.

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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."
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Every sleepy little dinosaur will recognize the tricks of the trade in these bedtime shenanigans. The chuckle factor is sky-high here…This good-natured nighttime book is sure to be a winner…A fun, silly, playful read-aloud.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Set to a lilting bedtime beat, this rollicking rumpus of a tale ups the humor ante in a familiar scenario by substituting dinosaurs for children.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Burch | 2/20/2014

    " A good book for kindergarten students because it introduces the different types of dinosaurs and relates them to the student's home life. A very funny and cute book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 2/18/2014

    " I love all of the books in this series, I think they give positive messages to children on how they should be acting through the actions of the dinosaurs. Children love dinosaurs, so it works! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alegria Curiel | 2/17/2014

    " This is very charming for a children's story book with it's with bright color pictures, and the rhymes helps keep my young nieces interested in the story! I think Jane Yolen did a great job not making the story dull or boring to read because the story is interesting, short, fast-paced, and cute! I highly recommend this book to parents of children for a bedtime story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allyson Palmer | 2/17/2014

    " Witty, funny, and loving "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Locke | 2/13/2014

    " Sometimes I think that I love this book even more than my son. We have fun acting out how the dinosaurs act and what they could do differently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carin | 2/5/2014

    " I love this author...I love childrens books in general! Scholastic also has these stories in little cartoons! My kids love them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 1/29/2014

    " All of the How Do Dinosaurs... books are funny and lovable for little ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/18/2014

    " I have two "dinosaurs" myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 1/17/2014

    " I love this book! It is my favorite to read to the kids at night. What is better then a great big DINOSAUR KISS??!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ramsey Hootman | 1/17/2014

    " Grandma got this for our little "dinosaur," and it's a big hit with everyone. Especially Mommy, who was getting a little weary of bedtime drama. Ayy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucia Benzor | 1/8/2014

    " Most definitely a memorable book. It had good illustrations and was FUNNY! I imagine a soundscape activity to be fun here if just because of the many dinosaur sounds there are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Smith | 11/17/2013

    " This book is good for comparison/contrast to how the student or younger child would say goodnight, as well as a good sequencing activity describing what happens, first, next, last, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/30/2013

    " Did this for 2-3 y.o. storytime and the more mature kids liked it. This might be a new favorite for PJ storytime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 9/29/2013

    " A great set of books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 9/26/2013

    " This was a favorite when my son was 4 or 5 yrs old. Now 6, we still re-read it before bed now and then. It's a sweet little book with very good illustrations guiding children to proper bedtime behaviour. It's cute, it's funny. It'll do! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 6/29/2013

    " The illustrations of dinosaurs being naughty crushed into domestic scenes is wonderful and laugh out loud funny. Good behavior is discussed and shown but it is the bad behavior shown first that will make both adults and kids laugh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey Nauert | 3/12/2013

    " A book about how dinosaurs get ready for bed. The names of the dinosaurs are on every page,too. This funny book will keep students entertained the whole time. You could also discuss how each student gets ready for bed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Ashburn | 11/8/2012

    " funny, funny book i loved it I read it most of the time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashleigh | 5/17/2012

    " One of my son's favorite books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 3/5/2012

    " My daughter could learn a thing or two from these prehistoric tykes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brigid Keely | 2/13/2012

    " As with the other books in the series, short engaging text, very fast paced, awesome illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 10/27/2011

    " Aw, look! He's holding a little teddy bear! That is so hard not to love! A little tale of what to do and not do when getting ready for bed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 10/1/2011

    " When I first read this to my child years back it struck me as accessible to the young listener and amusing to the adult reader, which is essential to me as a reading parent. In addition, the use of words and images is funny, craftsmanlike, and, well, magical. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 9/3/2011

    " Another fun dinosaur book. I liked the rhyming, and the art and pictures of dinosaurs being sulky are silly and a lot of fun. My favorite line from a preschooler at the end of this book--"The bed's too small for the dinosaur!" They really seemed to enjoy the book; would read it again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 7/19/2011

    " Great book to read before going to bed if you are a kid! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olga Kilicci | 6/15/2011

    " This is so much fun and the illustrations are superb. Has a 1950's feel to me. Love the rest of the books in the series too. If your kids love dinosaurs, this is a winner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 5/8/2011

    " Millie read this to me and she rated it a 3, so there ya go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jetta | 5/4/2011

    " Haven't read a "How do Dinosaurs" book I haven't liked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 4/17/2011

    " Fun about dinosaurs. Great for the start of a lesson on dinosaurs and or routines. A good suggestion that I read is to have the students go through the book and identify as many dinosaurs as possible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/14/2011

    " These are such great reads! They are easy and introduce children into the world of dinosaurs. This creative and clever way to cast dinosaurs into human life is why I love these books. I would also like my students to create their own animal series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Savannah | 4/6/2011

    " A nice short story of getting dinosaurs to go to bed. Rhyming story with mostly basic words that would be great for letting beginning readers dive into with little assistance. Also great for students who love dinosaurs! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danny | 4/1/2011

    " A snack-time selection at school. Danny loves dinosaurs, so he loved it. Mom wasn't too happy with the bad behaviors modeled in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monaquintana | 3/28/2011

    " Do kids act like dinosaurs right before bedtime or do dinosaurs act like kids? A great bedtime read for my son. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Winta | 3/27/2011

    " This book can be good for developing readers to read the words in large font and learn vocabulary. I find this story amusing since the dinosaurs act like most children do when they hear it's time to sleep. The book has great illustrations, but it is not written in a story format. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hye | 3/20/2011

    " This is a great book with rhyming words through out the story. It would also make a good bedtime story. I had numerous students who just LOVED dinosaurs and I think they will really like this book. It even has list of different dinosaurs. I would recommend this books to pre-k to kindergartners. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 3/12/2011

    " A favorite around here. What little boy doesn't like dinosaurs (and throwing tantrums at that!) and verse? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 3/10/2011

    " The only problem is that all the dinos in the story are boys, so I switch some to "she" when I read it. Otherwise, great book! "

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About the Author
Author Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She has written over three hundred books, including Owl Moon and The Devil’s Arithmetic. She splits her time between Massachusetts and Scotland.