Dragons of the Prime: Poems about Dinosaurs

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Book
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1912915057 
ISBN 13
9781912915057 
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Publication Year
2019 
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80 
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ROAR! Now Ive got your attention, can I interest you in a book of poems about dinosaurs? Though they went extinct 65 million years ago, dinosaurs are still everywhere. Theyre on TV in The Land Before Time, in classrooms and museum collections, but it might still be hard to believe that dinosaurs walked here once. The poets in this anthology bring dinosaurs out of their display cases and into your home, and ask them politely to be careful with the carpet. Dragons of the Prime is an anthology for children which tackles the big questions about these larger-than-life creatures: what would a baby diplodocus pray for, and just how big is a dinosaurs egg? Along the way it takes in fossil-finders like the pioneering Mary Anning T-Rexs gym routine, and chickens who dream at night of their dino ancestors dagger teeth. There are poems about dinosaurs in their Jurassic heyday, poems about new discoveries and the latest scientific knowledge, and poems about the history of how humans have imagined these amazing beasts. - from Amzon 
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Ruthi Brandt
This is such a delightful collection! With varied styles and subject matter (within the broad remit of 'dinosaurs'), the poems range from playful to moving to informative (in some cases two of those or all three). The extra dino-info bits are a nice, and helpful addition, putting some of the poems in context or otherwise just adding to your knowledge.
Not all of the poems worked for me, but the book as a whole is a delight, which both children and adults would enjoy.
1 year ago

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