Dinosaurs: Poems

Dinosaurs: Poems

by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Murray Tinkelman
     
 

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“A fine addition to units on dinosaurs and also an outstanding poetry collection.”—Booklist “The noted anthologist has once again collected poems that combine quality with an unerring feel for the interests of his young readers.”—Kirkus Reviews

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“A fine addition to units on dinosaurs and also an outstanding poetry collection.”—Booklist “The noted anthologist has once again collected poems that combine quality with an unerring feel for the interests of his young readers.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
With its striking black-and-white drawings, this collection of 18 poems will transport readers back to the days when these behemoths roamed the earth. Ages 3-8. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6 Joining the ever-growing collection of dinosaur lore is Hopkins' new poetry anthology. Not a bad idea, and there is no question as to the literary merit of these poems; the poets include Lillian Moore, Myra Cohn Livingston, and Lillian M. Fisher. But Hopkins has dug up bones, not dinosaurs. These poems celebrate museum displays, not teeth-knashing, tail-twitching giants. Even the more recent poems included here lack the bounce, strut, and giggling nastiness that kids love in Silverstein's A Light in the Attic (Harper, 1981) or Prelutsky's The New Kid on the Block (Greenwillow, 1984). Although well executed, the black-and-white ink drawings reinforce the book's dreamy and reflective but ultimately static mood. Yes, it's a good book, but one can't help wishing a real tyrannosaurus or two had stumbled onto these pages, to raise the dust and spew a little excitement into these placid poems. Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Pub . Lib .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152234966
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.13(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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