How Do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

how do dinosaurs say im mad

How Do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad?
Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
4 Stars

If you haven’t ever read one of Jane Yolen’s dinosaur books…you need to! These are so great. And this is another in the series. I love how these books explain different situations where a toddler might want to throw a tantrum. But instead they show how silly dinosaurs look when being angry or whatnot. Then they show just what a good idea might be when feeling angry or upset.

Once again the text is fun. And the illustrations totally make this! There are so many great details in the background of the pictures. And I am super impressed with how much expression can be shown on the gigantic dinosaurs. Plus, the names of the different dinosaurs are listed on each page so young readers (and their parents) can know exactly just what kind of dinosaur is shown. This is one of those classic series that every toddler should have the privileged of getting to know.

What to do after reading this book:
Talk about feelings. What does it mean to be mad, angry, or upset?
Play a game where you show a different expression on your face and your partner has to guess what emotion is being shown.
Go to a dinosaur museum.
Pretend that you are a dinosaur for a day (or an hour, or a meal, etc.) and act the way a (good) dinosaur would.
Draw or color a picture of a dinosaur.
Practice being nice to others. Think of ways to make others happy.
Talk about what you can do if you get mad. What is a good idea and what shouldn’t you do?

The Blue Sky Press, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-545-14315-8
FORMAT: Picture Book
AGES: Preschool

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