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Bone Poems

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Jeff Moss is the children's poet laureate (New York Newsday), a Sesame Street co-creator, and the inspired author of The Butterfly Jar. Now he presents a brand-new collection of prehistoric whimsy and rhyme. Bone Poems is a joyous collection for every kid who loves dinosaurs, plays on words, and the delightful incongruities of science and nature. There's Gotta Find a Footp...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published January 9th 1997 by Workman Publishing Company
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Bone Poems by Jeff Moss
This book of poetry is centered around different kinds of bones, how they became bones and the ways in which they arrive at their final destinations. The poem I chose to review is, “Words That Describe the Eating Habits of Two Dinosaurs and My Cousin”. In this poem, Jeff Moss, compares the carnivorus T-Rex and the herbivorous, brachiosaurs to his cousin, Pete, who he calls a “Frenchfrivorous”, because all he eats is French fries.
Sound: The sound in, “Words That Desribe the...more
Courtney Canino
I found this book to be quite interesting because it was all about bones with many different poems. There was not really any main characters but all of the poems had either a dinosaur in it or it was talking about their bones. The reading level for this book would be upper elementary, and it was in a 3rd person point of view most of the time. The setting of this book varied from back in the time of the dinosaurs to places now like museums. The plot of this book is to explain what dinosaurs did,...more
Lydia Moses
This is a book of poems of all different kinds of bones. Human and dinosaur bones are in this book. This book would be good during a fossil unit.
Olivia Harris
I really liked the theme, dinosaurs! It's full of great poems for teaching a lesson on dinosuars or just getting students interested.
Bones are important,
They do a big job.
Without them, you'd be just
A big squooshy blob.
A great educational book for children of all ages!
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Jeff Moss was a head writer and composer-lyricist on Sesame Street. Some of his best-known songs from the show include "Rubber Duckie," "I Love Trash," "The People in Your Neighborhood," "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon," and "Nasty Dan." In addition to songwriting, Moss helped create Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, and Guy Smiley.

Moss won 15 Emmys for his work and wrote the songs for four Gram...more
More about Jeff Moss...
The Butterfly Jar Oscar's Book (Sesame Street) Bob and Jack: A Boy and His Yak The Other Side of the Door: Poems The Sesame Street Storybook

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