|How do dinosaurs get well soon? (How do dinosaurs--?)
Author: Yolen, Jane
Describes what a young dinosaur should do in order to quickly get over being sick.
|Accelerated Reader Information:
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.70
Points: .5 Quiz: 68813
|Reading Counts Information:
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 1.90
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 32797
Common Core Standards
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
Kirkus Reviews (+) (12/01/02)
School Library Journal (02/03)
Booklist (+) (01/15/03)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (04/03)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 02/01/2003 PreS-Gr 1-Eleven under-the-weather young dinosaurs are featured in this amusing health-etiquette book, a companion to Yolen and Teague's How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (Scholastic, 2000). Whimpering, littering with dirty tissues, flinging medicine, and tossing covers are presented as questionable at-home activities. At the doctor's office, dragging one's feet, refusing to open one's mouth, screaming, and hiding are all frowned upon. Drinking lots of juice, resting, using a hankie, and taking medicine are positive behaviors. A simple rhyme with many words that beginning readers will recognize moves the text along. Teague's funny, full-color illustrations are dominated by the creatures and lift the lightly didactic to the highly entertaining as human parents care for their dino charges in children's bedrooms filled with toys, clothes, shoes, books, and a nervous cat, or in a doctor's office. As each ailing creature is introduced, readers will look for the name of that species tucked somewhere within the full-page spread. A great addition for dinosaur fans and a reassuring story for young flu and cold victims.-Jody McCoy, The Bush School, Seattle, WA Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information. - Copyright 2003 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Bulletin for the Center... - 04/01/2003 We previously learned that dinosaurs, despite temptation for misbehavior, are absolute lambs at bedtime (How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, BCCB 6/00), and now Yolen and Teague provide insight into their attitudes when they’re under the weather. There are certainly some dire possibilities touched upon—it would be pretty revolting if the gallimimus dropped "dirty tissues all over the floor" or the brachiosaurus got "sick in a pail," and nobody wants to drag a reluctant styracosaurus into the doctor’s office. Fortunately, dinosaurs are model patients: the velociraptor "uses a hankie on mouth and nose," the diplodocus "takes his medicine without a fight," and the styracosaurus snuggles down under the covers to get some rest and get well. As with the previous title, the verse is simple yet sprightly, touching on some realistic aspects of kid life and leaving the illustrations to make the most of the comically charged situation. Teague makes particularly good use of ceilings in this outing, whether it be pressing his oversized prehistoric critters up against them or raising them sufficiently to dwarf the humans within while making, finally, enough room for your basic tuojiangosaurus. There’s an additional charge from the blandness of the human cast, who are emotively dwarfed by the positively operatic patients (the wailing dilophosaurus rivals Tosca on the ramparts for dramatic intensity). Most of the dinosaurs are identified with a neat little caption somewhere in the illustration, and there’s a complete inventory of the included sickies on the endpapers. Even non-dinophiles will find this adds some cheerful absurdity to the sickroom. - Copyright 2003 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Booklist - 01/01/2003 *Starred Review* Kids aren't the only ones who get sick. The dynamic dinos who first appeared in How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? (2000) aren't feeling well, and it's up to their parents, doctors, and nurses to help them mend. The jaunty text begins by cataloging a litany of things a dinosaur might do when it has the flu: Does he drop dirty tissues all over the floor? Does he fling all his medicine out of the door? And what if the dino needs to go to the doc? Does he drag all his feet till his mom is in shock? The rhyme is basic but effective as it explains what a dinosaur does to get better. Teague, always tops when it comes to mining humor in art, does a great job here. The oversize dinosaurs, vividly colored and dramatically drawn, fill up the room, dwarfing the helpful adults who are trying to bring aid and comfort. The book also gives a nod to kids fascinated by the creatures: each dinosaur's name is tucked somewhere into the picture. The large paintings and short text make this an excellent choice for story hours, but the book may be most enjoyed one on one, especially by listeners experiencing a few coughs and sniffles of their own. - Copyright 2003 Booklist.