Spirited funny verse and comical pictures give readers a hitherto unknown aspect of dinosaur life: what went on at little dinosaurs' bedtime. "Young dinosaur fanciers will be charmed and undoubtedly claim this as their favorite go-to-sleep book." —Horn Book
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Judy Sierra holds a Ph.D. in folklore from UCLA. She is the author of many esteemed children's books, including Nursery Tales Around the World, winner of the Aesop Prize from the American Folklore Society, and Good Night, Dinosaurs. She is also the reteller/compiler of several books of folklore for teachers and storytellers. Ms. Sierra lives in Northern California.
Victoria Chess is the illustrator of Good Night Dinosaurs. She has also illustrated many other successful picture books for children, including the popular Slugs by David Greenberg (Little, Brown). She lives in Warren, Connecticut.
A tongue-in-cheek lullaby book of small good-night poems for dinosaurs. ``Three tyrannosaurus rexes/Once lay dreaming of their breakfasts/In what's now the state of Texas.'' Sierra (Nursery Tales Around the World, 1995, etc.) uses comic neologisms (tyrannograndma and scaredysauruses among them) and ends every poem with a gentle refrain. If the meter ocassionally stumbles, or the rhymes are sometimes forced, the mood of the book is always delightful; this is an affectionate view of the great beasts. Chess depicts dinosaur families gathered around their young; the offbeat charm of these watercolor scenes compensates for any imperfections in the poems. Each page has a handsome yellow border, framing the text on one page and the picture on the other, snugging the book like a baby's blanket. (Picture book. 3-6) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Sandpiper, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0618196005
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0618196005