One can expect to see dinosaurs everywhere when Jane Yolen is around. Whether they are cleaning their room or saying “I love you,” these dinos have very active lives that make kids giggle at the absurdity of it all. But who does not love the idea of a dino petting a cat? After all, the question needed asking and Jane Yolen asks it: How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Cats?
Taking care of a kitty is a big responsibility. Can dinos handle it just like humans? From feeding kitties to cleaning up their litter boxes, kids will learn that there is more to loving a cat than just petting and cuddling it. Kitties need plenty of attention elsewhere too, and sometimes even dinos can’t handle it! When some of them goof up, it makes for some funny situations and clearly let kids know that this is what not to do when taking care of a cat!
Ultimately, readers will see that even a dino can love a cat at the end of the day, something pet lovers and cat lovers can relate to. A heartwarming sentiment even after some of the craziness that other dinos get into.
Jane Yolen weaves a great story for kids and an even better one for children who have cats as pets. This children’s book contains the same fun illustrations by Mark Teague as the other books in this dinosaurs series, using real dinosaurs and giving them unique colorings and patterns such as blue patches and orange skin. Children will enjoy the bright colors and laugh as dinos trounce around on the pages as they try to take care of their kitties – who are so much smaller than them!
Children can learn from this book the basics of taking care of a cat, which can be beneficial to families considering getting a feline companion. While the book is intended for young children such as preschoolers, it can also be useful and fun to kids as old as eight who do not mind a bit of silliness now and then. After all, it is not often that you get to see dinosaurs and cats on the same page!