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Dinosaur Dances by Jane Yolen
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May 02, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: julias-books
Read on May 20, 2010 , read count: some poems once - some more

I just realized that this is written by the How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight author. I loved, loved, loved that book and my daughter does also. This, not so much.
Some of the poems are pretty cool and others just really fall flat to me. The first poem, "Dinosaur Dances" is good. I didn't like the second, "Ms. A Hulas" although Julia seemed to like it well enough. "Tyrannosaurus" has a few words that I doubt the average toddler knows but it's still okay. "Improper Moves" was awful is you ask me and Julia agreed. Same with "Kick Line" - neither of us liked it. We both liked "Dinosaur Waltz", "Partners", "Dress Code", and "Disco Dino Dancing". "Wallflower" was by far the worst - both of us agreed on this totally.
I haven't mentioned them all - I just went through and pulled the ones that stood out in our minds.
I will say this, even though we weren't thrilled overall with this, How Do Dinosaurs is so awesome I'd still get another dinosaur book by Yolen anytime.

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