How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?
By Jane Yolen
Illustrated by Mark Teague
The Blue Sky Press 2003
From the library
The story: "What if a dinosaur catches the flu? Does he whimper and whine in between each Atchoo?" And so we are off on this rhyming adventure with several sick and very grumpy dinosaurs. We find out if they throw their juice and tissues back at their parents or drag their giant dinosaur feet on the way to the doctor's office. Luckily, for small readers who may be feeling a little under the weather themselves, we discover that sick dinosaurs (and hopefully their human counterparts) listen to the doctor and their parents so that they will get better in no time.
Mama opines: Dinosaurs + 4 year old boy = Perfect. This book is a fun read and I like the subtle hint that if a dinosaur can behave, so can a little boy or girl. The illustrations are wonderful - Mr. Teague draws beautiful dinosaurs and really captures the frustration or relief of the human parents and doctors. As an added bonus, the names of the dinosaurs are found on each page so that budding paleontologists can add to their collection of facts.
Thoughts from David: I like it because I love the part where the dinosaur throws his tissues on the floor. It's a funny book and I love lots of pages.
Favorite part: When the dinosaur goes to sleep.