How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? by Jane YolenHow Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? by Jane Yolen

How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?

byJane YolenIllustratorMark Teague

Hardcover | September 1, 2012

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With more than 10 million copies in print, America's favourite dinosaurs now celebrate Christmas!

From decorating the tree to wrapping presents, little dinosaurs love to celebrate Christmas-and everything about it. With ornaments on the branches and carolers singing at the door, the spirit of Christmas is finally here and filling the hearts of families everywhere. But when the stockings are hung on the chimney, and the cookies are left out for Santa, how can little dinosaurs go to sleep? It's so exciting! How can they possibly calm down and behave?

Children will laugh out loud as dinosaurs secretly lick candy canes, take sneaky peeks at gifts, and disrupt the traditional family feast.

With holiday surprises around every corner, the awardwinning team of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague create an engaging, fun gift sure to be read again and again, year after year. How do dinosaurs say Merry Christmas? The same way they say Happy Chanukah: with an abundance of love, joy, memory, and gratitude.

JANE YOLEN is the beloved author of more than four hundred books for children and adults, including award-winning picture books, fiction, and poetry. Her How Do Dinosaurs books have sold millions of copies and are international bestsellers. She regularly travels the globe speaking and teaching. Jane lives in western Massachusetts with ...
Title:How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 12.38 × 9.35 × 0.36 inPublished:September 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545416787

ISBN - 13:9780545416788


Rated 5 out of 5 by from great bedtime story! love that this series uses dinosaurs to make it fun, and discusses behavior in different settings. I have purchased many of these books for my son.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?(How Do Dinosaurs...?) A cute, fun, slightly different sort of Christmas story. Part of the popular "How Do Dinosaurs Say..." series, here we find a bevy of dinosaurs celebrating Christmas. First, all the naughty actions are presented (do dinosaurs sneak peeks at presents or trash the tree?), but these are quickly dismissed as dinosaurs are much more polite than than (they "carol with care" and go to sleep on time). And, of course, little readers can learn from these well-behaved dinosaurs ;-)
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wanted more To be honest, I was a little disappointed with this book compared to the 'How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?' book. That one focused on both the social and religious aspects of the holidays. This one is almost a Dinosaur version of 'The Night Before Christmas', with a mix of what a Dinosaur should not do followed by what a good Dinosaur should do on Christmas eve. It would have been interesting to see more of the religious aspects of the holiday covered. That being said, it is a fun book that children will love and enjoy again and again. It could have been just a little more. In this 'How Do Dinosaurs Say …?' series there are now about 10 books; they have sold 14 million copies worldwide and brought laughter, humor and learning together for children and readers of all ages. They are fun books and are well done, just with a little less learning then its counterpart.
Date published: 2012-10-08

Editorial Reviews

Praise for How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas"Yolen's characteristically wry verse is flawless in its rhyme and rhythm, and as in the earlier outings, the art's buttoned-up 1950s fashions and furnishings provide a comical visual contrast to the outlandish, brightly colored dinosaurs.""A deceptively simple rhyming text . . . 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." -School Library Journal"Bouncy rhymes and humorous illustrations-the images of vivacious large-scale dinosaurs alongside the staid, rather Rockwellian humans are consistently funny-combine to make welcome entries in Yolen and Teague's Dinosaurs series and in holiday book collections." -Horn Book"[A] rollicking romp . . . Those naughty dinosaurs have the most fun, and their fans will be waiting to see what they get up to next." -Kirkus"The series' star attractions are Teague's colorful and playful dinosaurs, not to be found in any museum." -USA Today