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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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Matt
Dec 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-of-poetry
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
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Courtney Canino
Jun 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Kest Schwartzman
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
**edit** having placed the author's name, I'm now wondering if these would work better SUNG. Not sure. Maybe I'll try it with the nephew.

meh. I picked it up because there was a buy one get one free at the bookstore, and I had counted wrong. It was worth "free" but wouldn't've been worth the one dollar it otherwise would've cost. Some of it's cute, some of it's fun to read aloud, but a lot of them the rhyme and rhythm patterns are so screwy that the only way you can read them is to pretend you're
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Rainey
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
A great educational book for children of all ages!
Selenia
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, dinosaurs
Good book of poems. I love the layout and illustrations in this book.
Mary
Mar 02, 2008 rated it liked it
Bones are important,
They do a big job.
Without them, you'd be just
A big squooshy blob.
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.
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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
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