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Dinothesaurus : Prehistoric Poems and Paintings
by Douglas Florian

Overview - This book is full of dinosaurs,

Both carnivores and herbivores.

You'll find a big Iguanodon,

As well as a clever Tro-o-don.

There's Spinosaurus and T. rex,

Plus plesiosaurs with giant necks,

And others from an ancient age.  Read more...


 
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More About Dinothesaurus by Douglas Florian
 
 
 
Overview
This book is full of dinosaurs,

Both carnivores and herbivores.

You'll find a big Iguanodon,

As well as a clever Tro-o-don.

There's Spinosaurus and T. rex,

Plus plesiosaurs with giant necks,

And others from an ancient age.

Want to learn more?

Then turn the page

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781416979784
  • ISBN-10: 1416979786
  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books
  • Publish Date: March 2009
  • Page Count: 43
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Poetry - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 60.
  • Review Date: 2009-01-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

Florian's free-flowing, witty collection of poems and collages about dinosaurs is a giganotosaurus delight—perhaps his best work ever. The poems marry facts with a poet's eye for detail: the Brachiosaurus was “longer than a tennis court” and the Ankylosaurus says, “We like spikes and we like scutes/ (Bony plates we wear as suits).” Small experts will appreciate the “Glossarysaurus” at the end, but the heart of the book is in its humor, the spontaneity of both illustrations and poems, and Florian's slightly askew view of the Mesozoic creatures. A Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton spews cutout images of things a T. rex might actually have eaten, along with a tumble of other things (newspaper clippings, a boot, a building), while the text ends with a great pun (“I find it terrific/ That it's T-rex-tinct”). The tiny (20-inch) Micropachycephalosaurus stares up at a huge display of his enormous name spelled out phonetically, in illuminated caps and as a rhombus. Art and text will encourage aspiring paleontologists and poets to parse these pages again and again. Ages 6–up. (Mar.)

 
BookPage Reviews

A turn for the verse

You'd be hard-pressed to find a kid who isn't instantly mega-charmed by Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poems and Paintings, the triumphant new book by Douglas Florian, author of mammalabilia and insectlopedia. Combine facts about dinosaurs with beguiling rhythmic verse and you have an instant classic. In this case, Florian's smart art shares the spotlight with his dino-rhymes. If T. rexes are fan favorites so, too, will be their ode, which ends this way: "Its jaws were horrific. / Its profile distinct. / I find it terrific / That it's T-rex-tinct."

 
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