How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad?

How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad?

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R-O-A-R! What happens when little dinosaurs get mad? And how do they calm down?

Brimming with humour, this sparkling new book handles a timeless children's topic with wit and wisdom. Romp and stomp! Roar and slam! Almost everyone gets angry. But how can young dinosaurs also learn to calm down, take a timeout, and behave?

The award-winning team of Yolen and Teague have created a fun, engaging book sure to help children handle anger and frustration. Readers will laugh at the antics of an Afrovenator's tantrum and a storming Pachyrhinosaurus.

Anger can be difficult to talk about with your child, but even when little dinosaurs are furious, it's important to help them handle their feelings and remind them they are always loved. With the same warmth, charm, and humour in all the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs books, here is the perfect way to say, "I'm sorry - and I love you."

Publisher: New York : The Blue Sky Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9780545143158
Branch Call Number: Z YOL
Characteristics: [32] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 32 cm.
Additional Contributors: Teague, Mark - Illustrator


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kim_W Jul 26, 2018

This seminal series by master Jane Yolen addresses a variety of undesirable behaviours with simplicity and grace.

Jane Yolen and Mark Teague's series of great "How do Dinosaurs..." books appeal to young ones and are fun and silly reads. This one features some nice calm breathing and a time out.

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Sep 16, 2018

If you are looking for a book that helps explain anger management strategies in a fun and engaging children's book style, then this is *not* the book for you. I can't say how disappointed I am with the book, and I'm ashamed that I read it to my son without reading it first to myself. I'm glad I only borrowed it form the library, and didn't buy it! The whole book is a bunch of examples of things you do not want your kid to do when they are mad, like slamming doors, throwing toys, and hurting the family pet. There is a super short sentence at the end that says: count to ten and take deep breaths, but the other 99% is just bad ideas for pre-schoolers. The artwork is gorgeous and the characters are multi-cultural, but that's the most the book had going for it. I also borrowed How do Dinosaurs Learn to Read, which has equal number of awful ideas for your kid's book collection. I'll be staying away from this whole series.

cmlibrary_rkimray Aug 18, 2018

This oversized picture book offers a fun, rhyming way to talk about emotions with toddlers and preschoolers, especially those prone to big tantrums! Dealing with feelings isn't easy, but this book demonstrates how to calm down, clean up, and say you're sorry (or maybe just skip the silly meltdown in the first place!). And if you like this book, try the rest of the series for manners while eating, getting ready for bed, or going to the doctor.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Do you know what dinosaurs do when they’re mad? In this title from Jane Yolen’s extremely popular picture book series, children can see how dinosaurs act when they’re angry and what they should do to control their tempers. Ages 0-6.

Feb 09, 2015

It is really a funny book and contains meaningful content. My kids love it.

Oct 25, 2014

I returned this item to the blue ridge library.

Sep 03, 2014

This is a good book for beginning readers to follow along with and for young children learning to deal with their emotions.

Oct 15, 2013

Cute book. My 5-year old granddaughter loved it!

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Sep 03, 2014

calracci thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7


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