"How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read?" and "Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries"
by Mark Teague
Here at the Open Door Bookstore, on Saturday October 6th from 1-2:30 pm, we welcome Mark Teague for the signing of his latest books, "Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries" and "How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read?"
Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries: Written and Illustrated by Mark Teague
"When Jack trades the family cow for a handful of magic beans, he gets more beans than he ever expected or wanted. It's bean porridge for breakfast! Bean salad for lunch! Bean chowder for dinner! It doesn't take long before Jack is tired of eating nothing but beans--no matter how nutritious! But just as he's about to chop down his magic beanstalk, he meets a grumpy giant, who is just as sick and tired of beans as he is. Together, Jack and the giant cook up a plan to plant a vegetable garden full of tomatoes, corn, carrots, and russet potatoes that's bound to satisfy everyone. A deliciously zany retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk from author Mark Teague that ends with one happy boy, a satisfied giant, and a large plate of french fries."
How do Dinosaurs Learn to Read: Written by Jane Yolen, Illustrated by Mark Teague
"Children sometimes feel the task of learning to read is overwhelming, but the winning combination of rhyme and illustrations here provide a perfect way to present the subject in a comical, engaging, and nonjudgmental way. The contrast of enormous dinosaurs in kid-sized bedrooms (with human parents) adds irresistible humor as families explore the do's and don'ts of reading. Both practical and engaging, this book shows dinosaurs getting into all sorts of reading-related trouble! But of course, in the end, the dinosaurs learn how to carefully handle their books, read out loud, and read a lot!"