Anger Management: How Do Dinosaurs Say "I'm Mad by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
HOW DOES A DINOSAUR ACT WHEN HE'S MAD?
DOES HE ROAR, SLAM THE DOOR, YELL AT MOM OR DAD?
If he's a Barapasaurus, he certainly does! When his sister sticks her little tongue out at him, he pokes his big tongue way out at her.
A baker's dozen dinosaurs act out in Jane Yolen's and Mark Teague's latest in the their best-selling series, How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad! (Blue Sky Press, 2013). Pachychiresaurus slams the door, pouts, and threatens "I'll be bad!" It's too late for that threat since he already is. And as for Thecodont...
WHEN HE HEARS "TAKE A NAP!" DOES HE GIVE DIRTY LOOKS?
WHEN HE'S TOLD "QUIET DOWN!" DOES HE RIP UP HIS BOOKS?
Unfortunately, he does! In fact, angry dinosarus do it all: Afrovenator scribbles on the wall, and Scaphagnathus kicks over a chair when he's told to keep quiet, in this latest collaboration between Jane Yolen, queen of paleoetiquette, and Mark Teague, tantrum artist par excellence, Yolen and Teague stick close to their familiar format in this sequel: Teague pictures his miscreant dinos rampant as their patient but perturbed parents, ordinary humans, deal with it all, while he hides the scientific name of most of the misbehaving dinos in his four-page spreads. Author Yolen's versification never misses a beat of her dactylic feet in bouncy couplets that make these stories practically read themselves. And true to form, the last dinosaurs are perfectly behaved, showing all those mad little dinosaurs how anger management should be done.
HE SAYS, "I'M SO SORRY." HE GIVES A BIG HUG.
And for dinosaur lore lovers, as always, illustrator Teague also provides layouts of the dinosaurs, bad and mad and sweet and good, along with their scientific names, scattered artistically on the front and back endpapers. A quality addition to Yolen's and Teague's best-selling How Do Dinosaurs series.