by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

Blue Sky Press, $6.99, 12 pages

Babies love board books and birthdays! Now they can enjoy both with the new book How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday?. Author Jane Yolen asks youngsters to think about the different ways a dinosaur would celebrate the day of his birth. Would he hog all the yummy cake? Would he lick all the ice cream and scream at the guests? Would he grab all the presents? Mark Teague’s hilarious illustrations add to the party’s magical feel. The details will make readers laugh. A tiny party hat looks so funny on a giant dinosaur’s head! Teague features the name of each scaly creature within the picture so those long names won’t seem so strange.

If your little one loves this book and dinosaurs, check out the companion books, all New York Times Bestsellers. They include How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? and How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Cats?. A diverse cast of party goers enjoy typical and recognizable party activities like “Pin the Tail on the Dinosaur.” Readers will be surprised at just how nice a dinosaur party host would really be. This book is an ideal gift for a little one celebrating a birthday or one who loves dinosaurs.

Elizabeth Franklin