By Jane Yolen, Illustrated by Mark Teague
Blue Sky Press, $16.99, 40 pages
Even dinosaurs have to learn sometime. How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? by Jane Yolen, explores a day in the classroom when a group of dinosaurs accompany some human students to school. The dinosaurs are huge, with personalities to match. Young readers will notice that the prehistoric pupils and their human counterparts share common personality traits. Dinosaurs get in trouble too! Mark Teague’s illustrations add to the fun and quirky nature of the story. Dinosaurs like the segnosaurus and the playful diplodocus are portrayed as obviously enjoying themselves and the kids are right at home alongside their huge new friends. Children will giggle at the pictures of dinosaurs doing the same goofy things that all kids do. Find out if the teacher will punish the new students. Each dinosaur is named on the page. This book is great for afternoon reading or cuddle time. Consider saving it for during the day as it may be too exciting for a bedtime story.
Reviewed by Jamais Jochim