Press 2 for Dinosaur: I Speak Dinosaur! by Jed Henry
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO SPEAK DINOSAUR?
DINOSAURS NEVER SAY "THANK YOU."
THEY JUST SAY "MUCKUS RUCKUS!"
Ever since "Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one sort or another," many a bad boy has left his (claw) print in picture books. Letting your feelings rip with a bit of dinosaur speak is one way to deal with things you don't like. Sometimes even for grown-up boys (and girls), it feels good to ROAR!
But even a rough-and-tough tyrannosaurus or a king of all the wild things needs better company than others just like him. When it gets lonely, even would-be prehistoric critters need to find friends, and they finally figure out that being a T-Rex isn't exactly the way to being king of the hill. In fact...
"IT'S KIND OF LONELY SOMETIMES."
In Jed Henry's brand-new I Speak Dinosaur (Abrams, 2012) our dino boy makes that voyage back to find that if he wants other kids (and his parents) to want him around, he's got to remember to say please and thank you at all the right times. And if Henry's anger-venting dinosaur boy looks like he's having entirely too much fun roaring, it's good to reinforce the message by pairing this one with Jane Yolen's and Mark Teague's best-selling How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?