Bold, bright, and brimming with facts, this hilariously droll introduction to the prehistoric world will enthrall new dinosaur fans and ignite their curiosity.
Did you know that Giganotosaurus had a tongue big enough to be your bed? That plant eaters evolved at different heights to assure there would be more than enough food for all—with each nibbling at a different point on the tree? Thirty exuberant poems, divided into four fact-packed sections, put readers up close and personal with species from T. rex and Triceratops to Stegosaurus and Velociraptor. Some have lines of terrible teeth, while others sport feathery peacock tails. All thunder off the page in vibrant illustrations pitched to poems that ring with humor and heart, while relaying well-researched facts about dinosaur anatomy, diet, herd behavior, and more. Young devotees will demand to read this energetic tribute to the dinosaurs, in all their larger-than-life glory, over and over again. Back matter includes a time line and information about the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods.
About the Author
Simon Mole is a children’s poet and UK National Poetry Day ambassador. He is the author of I Love My Cat and I Love My Bike, illustrated by Sam Usher, Kites, illustrated by Oamul Lu, and other books for children. His interactive tutorial videos delight thousands of children and teachers each year. He lives in England.
Matt Hunt is the author-illustrator of Message in a Bottle and illustrator of The Pirates Are Coming! by John Condon, Little People, Big Dreams: Stephen Hawking by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, Quiet Down, Loud Town! by Alastair Heim, Walrus in the Bathtub by Deborah Underwood, and many other highly acclaimed books for young readers. He lives in England.
Award-winning children’s poet and author, Mole, brings dinosaurs to life with his lyrical and rhyming verse that includes interesting facts and pronunciation guides. . . A great introduction to dinosaurs for young children. The lively text and colorful illustrations make it a wonderful read-aloud that will engage young readers and ignite their curiosity about these prehistoric creatures. A welcome addition for homes, schools, and libraries. —School Library Journal
Amusing and imaginative. —Kirkus Reviews
With bold illustrations and clever poems describing the wonder of the amazing beasts who once ruled the world, Simon Mole highlights the tiny, the ferocious, the feathered and the exceedingly large. —The Virginian Pilot