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Dinosaurs by Lee Bennett Hopkins
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Ummm. . .dinosaurs. Need we say more? What three or four-year-old is not captivated by these ancient creatures. Ladder this one up with Jane Yolen's "dinosaur" series or with Weisner's ART AND MAX, but whatever you do, try to get your hands on this Hopkins collection of notable children's poets reflecting upon reptilian giants.

On a side note, I love that Mr. Hopkins himself shared with me that the book is illustrated in black and white scratches as Murray Tinkelman, the illustrator, was/is colorblind. I love these kind of insights, don't you?


"Fossils" by Lilian Moore

Older than
books,
than scrolls,

older
than the first tales
told

or the
first words
spoken

are the stories

in forests that
turned to
stone

in ice walls
that trapped the
mammoth

in the long
bones of--
dinosaurs

the fossil stories
that begin
Once upon a time
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