Scary Dinosaur Smiles

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Diplodocus and Stegosaurus and Iguanodon stared at their friend.

“Maybe next Halloween…” said Diplodocus.

“Instead of wearing a VERY BIG FROWN…” said Stegosaurus.

“You should wear that VERY BIG SMILE!” said Iguanodon.

“Now that would be scary!” The three friends said.

T. Rex said he would think about it.

T. Rex Trick-or-Treats, written by Lois G. Grambling and illustrated by Jack E. Davis

Tooth Fairy Friendship

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Happy National Dental Hygiene Month!

“Is that the sound of a heart breaking?…It’s the sound of two new friends who’ve found the teeth of their dreams, and something else they love even more.”

The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy, written by Martha Brockenbrough and illustrated by Israel Sanchez

There’s Always Someone Bigger

This is a fun story and a good discussion starter for kids dealing with bullying. The solution presented is based in being friends with a dinosaur that is much larger than the bully. While finding a bigger and stronger friend to protect you is not always the best way to address threatening behavior, finding friends and/or allies can be crucial. And, in many cases, those allies are like the super big dinosaur in this book – directly under foot but, for whatever reason, not yet noticed.

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“I WANT THE JELLY BEANS!”
“You can shout as much as you like,” said Jackson, “but my friend can shout louder.”
…Snap! “Now do you believe that my friend can eat show-offs for breakfast?” asked Jackson….Jackson giggled. “Don’t worry. He could eat you, but he won’t!”

The Really, Really, Really BIG Dinosaur, by Richard Byrne

They Need Me There

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“Can’t you come and stay with me?” said Danny. “We could have fun.”

“No ,” said the dinosaur. “I’ve had a good time – the best I’ve had in a hundred million years. But now I must get back to the museum. They need me there.”

“Oh,” said Danny. “Well, goodbye.”

Danny watched until the long tail was out of sight. Then he went home alone.

Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff

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