Dinothesaurus by Douglas Florian
Prehistoric Poems and Paintings

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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.

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Then turn the page!

About Douglas Florian

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Douglas Florian is the creator of many acclaimed picture books, including UnBEElievables; Dinothesaurus, which received four starred reviews; Comet, Stars, the Moon and Mars, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and Horn Book Fanfare List selection; and Bow Wow Meow Meow, winner of the Gryphon Award and a Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year. He lives with his family in New York.
Published March 20, 2012 by Beach Lane Books. 56 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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In the fine tradition of Jack Prelutsky’s Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast, illustrated by Arnold Lobel (1988), a set of dinophile-pleasing verses penned by a poet with a rare knack for wordplay and silly rhymes finds apt visual setting fronting playful images of monsters rearing up from extinction to g...

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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...

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A Patchwork of Books

I'm so glad she joined in this Poetry Makers thing, thank you so much for this -- and I very much want to get my hands on a copy of The Manumission Requiem if only to read the full piece of poetry from which you excerpted the piece on Fortune's.

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