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How do dinosaurs say happy Chanukah?

Illustrations and rhyming text present some of the different ways a well-behaved dinosaur can celebrate the eight days and nights of Chanukah. By the award-winning team behind the internationally best-selling How Do Dinosaurs...? series. - (Baker & Taylor)

Illustrations and rhyming text present some of the different ways a well-behaved dinosaur can celebrate the eight days and nights of Chanukah. - (Baker & Taylor)

With more than 9 million books in print, America's favorite dinosaurs can't wait to celebrate Chanukah!

From the warm glow of holiday candles in the menorah to the fun of family gatherings, little dinosaurs love to celebrate the Festival of Lights. But sometimes the excitement of Chanukah, its treasured rituals, and the tradition of gifts can tempt a youngster to misbehave. . . .

Come along on a joyful romp filled with tumbling dreidels and melting gelt as America's favorite prehistoric pals spread a little mischief this season. Children will laugh out loud as dinosaurs fidget, fuss, and stomp through every occasion, while their human parents shift from shock to weary patience.

Filled with warmth and cheer, this new book by the bestselling team of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague makes a perfect gift to be read again and again, year after year. How do dinosaurs say Happy Chanukah? The same way they say Merry Christmas: With an abundance of love, joy, memory, and gratitude.
- (Scholastic)

Author Biography

Jane Yolen is the beloved author of more than 365 books for children and adults, including award-winning picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In addition to two Nebula Awards and a National Book Award nomination, she has received a Golden Kite from SCBWI, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, and the California Young Reader Medal. Yolen’s How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? was an ALA Notable Book and a Christopher Medal winner. The book has gone on to become a widely popular bestselling series with over 15 million copies in print. She lives in Western Massachusetts.

Mark Teague is the internationally bestselling illustrator (and author) of more than 50 books for children. His numerous awards and honors include the Book Sense Book of the Year Award and the Christopher Medal. He has illustrated 12 full-size books and 11 board books in the widely successful How Do Dinosaurs...? series. He is the author of the popular Dear Mrs. LaRue, Firehouse!, and Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries. He lives in New York State.
- (Scholastic)

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HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY HAPPY CHANUKAH? Even during the holidays, little dinosaurs sometimes misbehave. It's tempting to peek at brightly wrapped presents, snatch a dreidel, or grab all the gelt! Children and their parents will laugh aloud at this playful gl
- (Scholastic)

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Booklist Reviews

Like the other entries in the popular How Do Dinosaurs series, this amusing picture book has two sections. The first concerns what a dinosaur should not do during the Festival of Lights ("Does he grab up the gelt, squeezing the candy coins till they all melt?"), while the second deals with what he does ("He sings every prayer, takes turns with the dreidel, remembers to share"). Reflecting how young dino-fans might see themselves, the enormous dinosaurs are the only nonhuman (and initially uncivilized) members of the various families depicted in the dramatic double-page paintings. Relatively unfamiliar dinosaur species are featured in the story's illustrations and also on the attractive endpapers, where children will enjoy finding them again. The droll text invites audience participation, while the paintings of enormous, childlike dinosaurs in domestic settings call for laughter. Don't miss Yolen and Teague's simultaneously published and equally satisfying companion volume, How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? HIGH-DEMAND BACK STORY: The best-selling, long-running Yolen-Teague series gets a boost with two holiday-themed stories to entice fans and new readers alike. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Publishers Weekly Reviews

Yolen and Teague score a winner with this playful Chanukah story brought to life with bright and engaging illustrations. Each page poses a question of how a dinosaur would behave during the eight days of Hanukkah with a cute rhyme like, "Does he peek at the presents stashed under Dad's bed?/ Does he write his own name on each gift card instead?" Each possible mischievous behavior illustrates one aspect of the holiday, including playing dreidel, lighting candles, and sharing gelt. Children will appreciate the larger-than-life dinosaurs and their amusing antics and learn just how to behave during this fun holiday. Up to age 4. (Sept.)

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School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2—In this addition to the popular series, 10 more mischievous dinosaurs are acting up, this time during the eight nights of Hanukkah. With their characteristic childlike antics, these dinos fuss and fidget during the menorah blessings, blow out the Hanukkah candles, write their own name on all the presents, and squeeze the Hanukkah gelt until it melts. Yet by the fifth night, they are singing the prayers, sharing the dreidel, helping with the dishes, and spending time with the grandparents. While there is nothing particularly new about this title, the tried-and-true formula works here, namely a deceptively simple rhyming text that serves as a sturdy foundation for the brilliantly humorous illustrations. As with the earlier books, children will love seeing what sorts of trouble the dinosaurs get into while appreciating the loving familial feeling that comes from celebrating the holiday together.—Teri Markson, Los Angeles Public Library

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