While walking around the Scholastic Book Fair at school with my children, a book on the holiday table caught my eye. It was How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Mark Teague. As long time fans who own many of the dinosaur books, the boys were very intrigued. I have to admit, I was as well. We decided to get some other books and wait to get the book out of the library before making the purchase. (FYI – I now wish I had bought it to support our school.)
This book came out in September, along with How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? and keeps the twelve year tradition of the series alive while teaching children about Chanukah. NHL and I have been reading the books since he was an infant. The first thing he immediately pointed out was the names of the dinosaurs were on each page, skillfully placed along side of them by Teague. Jane Yolen introduces readers to Chanukah traditions like the blessings over the menorah, chocolate Chanukah gelt, and playing dreidels. As always, Mark Teague’s illustrations with the popular dinosaurs are perfect and make the experience complete. Here is a quick look inside the book:
We will definitely be buying a copy of this book for the boys for Chanukah. It will make a great addition to our holiday collection. I also hope to share this with JSL’s kindergarten class because I think they will appreciate the items in the book and I hope to bring in some things mentioned to share during Chanukah.
In case you were curious about the Christmas book, I have not read that one yet, but did see a book trailer for it from Scholastic and thought I would share.
Are you a fan of the How Do Dinosaurs book series? I would love to know your thoughts. As always, please share what you have read recently. Be sure to link up to your book posts in the comments below. Include something you read on your own, with a child, or someone else. Tuesday Tales are all about spreading the love for books.
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