Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Douglas Florian
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Year: 2009
ISBN: 9781416979784
Pages: 56

There are all kinds of dinosaurs, from the tiny Micropachyceplalosaurus to the huge Barosaurus. In this creative book of prehistoric poems, Douglas Florian teaches interesting facts about various dinosaurs from the Triassic to Cretaceous period. Each picture is filled with hidden puns and highlights each dinosaur’s unique features.

Dinothesaurus is a beautiful blend of education and creativity. Florian’s poems are intelligent, fun, and diverse. His clever artwork adds to his poetry, and both children and adults will enjoy looking at all the hidden facets of these dinosaurs. Florian includes a “Glossarysaurus” that provides more history and facts about each dinosaur, and he lists museums and fossil sites where readers can learn more. An excellent choice for all dinosaur enthusiasts, but engaging for readers of all ages.