Friday, April 30, 2010

Poetry Friday: Dinothesaurus

Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian. 2009. March 2009. Simon & Schuster. 56 pages.

If you've got kids that love dinosaurs, this one is too fun to miss! Douglas Florian has written poems about all sorts of dinosaurs. And with the pronunciation guide, you might just be able to read some of these aloud.

One of my favorites is Stegoceras.

Thick head. Brick head. Hard head, too.
Round head. Mound head. Odd head, you.
Bone head. Stone head. Head like a dome.
Bash head. Smash head. Then head home.

If you're familiar with Douglas Florian's previous works, you know that he is a great poet for kids. If you're not familiar with his works, you should be! You may or may not be all that interested in dinosaurs, but chances are you'll find something of his to appreciate. (Some of his books include Laugh-Eteria, Insectlopedia, Mammalabilia, Comets, Stars, The Moon, and Mars, Lizards, Frogs, and Poliwogs, Beast Feast, and Bing Bang Boing.)

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

1 comment:

The1stdaughter said...

Oh! I LOVE this illustrations for this one! Plus, I have a little boy who is nuts about dinosaurs! Thank you so much for the review, I can't wait to read this with my little Turkeybird!