DINOSAUR FUNNY BONES by Jean Burt Polhamus


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Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous/ Were noted for creatures voracious!/ In times Mesozoic,/ One had to be stoic;/ The things that could eat you-/ Good gracious!"" Polhamus doesn't show us much in either the versification or the imagination departments, but her 21 rhymes do give saurophiles the chance to chant such tongue-tempting names as Saltoposuchus, Trachadon and Pachycephalosaurus (there's also one on ""Paleontologist"") in rhythm, and for the less well acquainted there is a brief note (actually no briefer than the mostly four-line rhymes) describing each beast and feature under disucsion. And the success of Armour's Dozen Dinosaurs (KR, 1967) indicates how far even rudimentary nonsense on this subject can go.

Pub Date: Dec. 2nd, 1974
Page count: 42pp
Publisher: Prentice-Hall