Sunday, June 3, 2012

Suppose You Meet A Dinosaur

Picture book
Parents wanting to introduce young children to manners in public
settings could do no better than Judy Sierra's Suppose You Meet A
Dinosaur. A young cart pushing shopper with a totally oblivious
mother is startled to see a dinosaur in the grocery store. This, the
author notes, doesn't happen every day. Fortunately our heroine has
the presence of mind to greet the reptile and indicate her pleasure in
meeting her. From then on the two carry out just about every
interaction in which youngsters can be reasonabky expected to know the
polite thing to say.
The illustrations are wonderful. The dinosaur's formidable
appearance and size are softened by glittery pink glasses and tiny
flowered pocketbook. She and the child show grace and dignity in
their interactions. The startled expressions of grocery store
employees are priceless.
This lively, up beat volume would be perfect also for a class
library or gift from a grandparent.
On a personal note, election day is getting closer. Less than two
weeks. Yikes!
A great big shout out goes out to all people who treat others--
including those who disagree with them--with respect and consideration.
Julia Emily Hathaway

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