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How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors? by Jane Yolen

How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors?

I worked on How Do Dinosaurs Counting and Colors at the same time, and as they are small so-called “novelty” books, they are different from the others. They are shorter and they don’t have the same rhyme schemes or cadences.

Cover of How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? by Jane Yolen

How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?

My editor thought that two very young board books about the Yolen/Teague dinosaurs might be a great idea. She suggested a counting rhyme for one of them. I came up with the Clean Their Rooms idea

Cover of How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms? by Jane Yolen

How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms?

My editor thought that two very young board books about the Yolen/Teague dinosaurs might be a great idea. She suggested a counting rhyme for one of them. I came up with the Clean Their Rooms

Cover of How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? by Jane Yolen

How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?

The Dinosaur books keep on rolling along. This was one of two board books I wrote at the same time, and Mark did a wonderfully compressed version of the bouncy, adorable dinos for it. In record time, I might add. The book was ready long before the contract!

Cover of Animal Train by Jane Yolen

Animal Train

I had written an early version of ANIMAL TRAIN called ALL ABOARD THE ANIMAL TRAIN which I tried to sell–unsuccessfully–for a number of years. It lacked something, but I wasn’t smart enough or alert enough to understand what it needed.

Cover of Bedtime for Bunny by Jane Yolen

Bedtime for Bunny

I have always wanted to write an original board book for very young children. My agent challenged me because–so she said–I tend to be a writer of very sophisticated books. I think she saw it as a stretching exercise. So I tackled the area–in rhyme,

Cover of Time for Naps by Jane Yolen

Time for Naps

I had written two board books already–ANIMAL TRAIN and BEDTIME FOR BUNNY. Enjoying the form (and the wonderful editor at Little Simon) I decided to try another. I wrote a book about a little dinosaur resisting naptime. But it