February 23, 2011

Author Spotlight - Jane Yolen

We are big fans of Jane Yolen's entire How Do Dinosaurs? series of books.  How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? was the first book of the series we ever read and still remains our favorite.  Do dinosaurs use all of the classic toddler stall tactics when it's bedtime?  "Most certainly not. Dinosaurs give their mommies and daddies big hugs and kisses, tuck their tales in, and whisper 'Good night!'"  The rhyming text reads like a lullaby and we love that the name of each dinosaur is included in each entertaining illustration by Mark Teague.  How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? is the perfect bedtime story for your little dino lover.

No collection of dinosaur books would be complete without the How Do Dinosaurs...Pocket Library by Jane Yolen.  My daughter delights in seeing the dinosaurs in these tiny board books clean their rooms, play with their friends, learn their colors, and count to ten.  This set is just the right size for your preschool paleontologist.


  1. I think it's beyond cute that you have a favourite-bedtime-stories blog. When I have children I shall seek your advice ;)

  2. The "How Do Dinosaurs..." series is one of our favorites! I think there is a new one with lift the flaps and jokes (slightly different format). We're currently reading How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You, since we just had Valentine's Day. Such wonderful illustrations!