RUMBLE, ROAR, DINOSAUR! by Tony Mitton

RUMBLE, ROAR, DINOSAUR!

More Prehistoric Poems with Lift-the-Flap Surprises
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

The team of Mitton and Chapman present dinosaur lovers with another collection of poems (Gnash, Gnaw, Dinosaur!, 2009). This one features a new cast of seven species and mixes a few facts about each with some outright fun. Deinosuchus, a giant ancestor of the crocodile, warns, “When I give a cheery grin, I may seem kind and happy, / but look out for my jagged jaws—they’re seriously… / snappy!” (this last is revealed when a flap is lifted). Other featured species include Compsognathus, Elasmosaurus, Stegosaurus, Hadrosaur, Archaeopteryx and Ankylosaurus. The author chooses a good blend of the popular and lesser-known dinos, as well as representatives from a variety of habitats. The scansion works, and the word choices nicely suit the target audience. The illustrator’s dinosaurs are brimming with personality (and a bit of artistic license), their faces adorned with eyebrows and eyelashes. The short length of the poems, humorous illustration and, of course, those ever-popular flaps all combine to make this a sure hit…but beware—exposure to these poems could transform children into Againosauruses. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7534-1932-8
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Kingfisher
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2010




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