Parents will be delighted to know that dinosaurs are, in fact, very obedient with their bedtime routines. A dinosaur doesn't 'slam his tail and pout' or 'throw his teddy bear all about.' This rhythmic story portrays classic bedtime resistance activities (moping, moaning, crying, etc.), asking if dinosaurs do that when they're saying goodnight. Each spread features a comic portrayal of an enormous dinosaur resisting his/her bedtime in a bedroom like a human child's room. At the end, we learn that the way dinosaurs actually say goodnight is by being polite, kissing the parent, and quietly going to sleep. Dinosaur lovers will note that each bedroom has the name of the dinosaur featured on the page hidden somewhere in the bedroom.
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Date read: 6/17/2010