The illustrations of the cover tell you that this is another Jane Yolen and Mark Teague collaboration. And the cute lovely dinosaur on said cover shows you it is part of their How Do Dinosaurs…? series. The title tells you that this is How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?
The format is familiar: the narrator asks does the dinosaur do X? (Something naughty or mischievous). And then you see what you should be doing to celebrate the holiday. The board book format makes it perfect for little hands as they learn what is expected of them at their first Chanukah celebration. If you have the over-sized picture book, this is perfect for an easy read-aloud to a group or for the child to explore on their own.
The rhyming text helps move you along the colorful illustrations of Teague. We learn about the eight days and nights of Chanukah. Beginners and old pros on the subject can enjoy the facts about this holiday and see some of their favorite dinosaurs being silly. The names of the dinosaur on the page is hidden (but not hiding) near the dinosaur.
This book could be a great gift to give as one gift for the celebration or just an anytime book. We can enjoy this and other books such as Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday and Good Night. We can count to 10, go to sleep and play with our friends. Plus, Learn to Read, clean our rooms and stay safe. Plus, so many other fantastic topics can be taught with our dinosaur friends.