Delightful Dinosaurs Celebrate the Holidays
By Jane Yolen, Illustrated by Mark Teague
The Blue Sky Press, $16.99, 40 pages
Celebrate the holiday season with dinosaurs galore! In How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?, young readers find out what daring dinos do when Christmas Eve arrives. Do they make a fuss about going to bed and sneak out of their rooms to peek at what is under the tree? Do they rip open gifts and roughly handle delicate ornaments? Do they gobble up Santa’s cookies and lick all the candy canes? The answer to those questions is “no”, and parents everywhere would be proud. Dinosaurs don’t do anything naughty. They sing carols with care and help trim the Christmas tree. They even help clean dishes after a scrumptious meal. The author’s rhyming prose will delight readers young and old. No two families celebrate Christmas the same way, and neither do dinosaurs! Mark Teague’s wondrous illustrations bring light and life to the holidays. Each dinosaur is labeled, while colorful skin and feathers fill each page. Let this delightful book become part of your treasured holiday traditions.
Reviewed by Kathryn Franklin