Jack's Stack - Dino Tales

Here’s what is on top of Jack’s stack at the moment…

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? By Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

The text and pictures are a perfect match - lots of seek and find details add to the humor. Teague's art takes dinosaurs out of their usual context and plops them into bed (a rather comical fit) for a sleepy-time tale with a difference. Prima donna dinos, they yawn and fuss and throw toys about, procrastinating like real kids any way they can. Human Moms and Dads, ready to put "baby" to bed, look on in various stages of impatience and frustration. As the endpapers reveal, there's a cast of 10 dinosaurs featured here, and sharp eyes will enjoy spotting their proper names tucked into each illustration.

What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure by Refe & Susan Tuma

A group of rogue dinosaurs seek misadventure, since they "aren't very good at following the rules." Reminiscent of the humor and themes from the movie Toy Story (toys come alive when children go to sleep), this book is a collection of photographs inspired from the Tuma’s Dinovember collections on social media. Scenes range from mud-filled messes, art inspired graffiti as "sometimes they go too far" and spray paint each other, to images of the dinos playing in the laundry room, where the authors' warn that "dinosaurs are dry clean only." All ages will enjoy the rockling dino antics.

Mamasaurus by Stephan Lomp

Are you my Mother for the dino set. This colorful and reassuring picture book follows Babysaurus on an adventure as he enlists his prehistoric friends to seek his Mamasaurus. Is his Mamasaurus the fastest in the jungle? No. Is she the loudest? No. Is she the best flyer? No! Of course, Mamasaurus has been right there all along. And when Babysaurus needs a little help, she is ready with a big hug and a sweet, leafy snack.

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