Twenty "playful paleontological poems" (School Library Journal) provide details about individual species and are accompanied by delightful mixed media collage artwork (created on paper bags!)
There are 20 poems in total, plus a 'Glossarysaurus' that provides more details about the dinosaurs. The poems are written in Florian's usual clever mixture of trivia and true facts with silly imaginings and playful puns.
There are no fierce
dinosaurs here, but lots of good information. Florian's illustrations
were created on paper bags and include a variety of painting, drawings,
mixed media collage... Each one perfectly expands on the creative
direction of the poetry (ie...a T Rex spews out collage images of all
the things he has eaten--some actual items a T Rex might have eaten and
some funny modern items like a boot, newspapers, etc).
Interest Level: 1st grade - 5th grade
Below are sample pages from inside this book. We've printed the full poems above the spreads, as they are not visible in the small versions we have here. This book is so witty, educational, and fun!
Please note that if you purchase an item from Amazon, they give us a small referral fee. And that helps us cover the costs of this website.