by John Foster
Dinosaurs stuck in the bath, eating
the fridge, knocking on the door, singing in the chorus, having a party,
grinding up bones, bellowing, roaring, raving, dancing.
Most kids go through a dinosaur
phase where they know all the facts and figures about these prehistoric giants.
This lively collection of poems will tickle their funny bone as they read about
trouble at a dinosaur cafe or about the dinosaur who took offence when a child
inquired why he was purchasing a pair of slippers.
I had thought it would be hard for Foster and Paul to follow their lively collection of DRAGON POEMS, but along has come a new collection bound to appeal to all those dinosaur fans. In this hilarious round, the dinosaurs take on human activities with often dire and funny results.
'At the dinosaur's party
They had a great time
They played HEAVY ROCK
and then ROLLED in the slime!'
Look our for some wiley word play, some highly imaginative use of word and picture, and a collection to send budding young rhymesters for pen and paper. Korky Paul's depictions of dinosaurs stuck in a bath, dancing in a chorus line, or serving up DinoCola with some weird pie are worth the price of the book alone.
With this they maintain a reputation of publishing the best selection of children's poetry anywhere!
SHUSWAP SUN (Canada)
Dinosaurs feature again in a book of poetry from two local talents, DINOSAUR POEMS by John Foster, illustrated by Korky Paul. In this light-hearted book there are poems about dinosaurs doing all kinds of things.
Each poem is accompanied by a brilliant illustration which will appeal to children aged six upwards. Excellent in value and content this book would make worthwhile present that would be enjoyed for a long time to come.
THE OXFORD TIMES 12 NOV 93
If you have seen and enjoyed the companion volume DRAGON POEMS then you'll know just what to expect. This is a collection of humorous poems about dinosaurs in every sort of situation - At the Dinosaurs' Party' (Trevor Harvey), Dinosaur Stomp' (David Harmer), The Bookoceros or Ancient Theasaurus' (John Cotton), My Pet Dinosaur' (Charles Thomson) - You get the picture! And pictures are what this book is also about, wonderful illustrations by award-winning artist Korky Paul. This is a must for the classroom or library. No child could fail to find enjoyment here.
THE EAST SUSSEX REVIEW WINTER 93
First they brought us DRAGON POEMS and now - while Jurassic Park is still in every child's mind - we have DINOSAUR POEMS.
And what a delight they are, packed with delicious titles like Ode to an Extinct Dinosaur, A Stegosaurus is for Life and Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe.
Compiled by John Foster - and heaven alone knows where he found some of them - they are illustrated by the brilliant Korky Paul in his inimitable fashion.
Every kind of dinosaur you can think of is included in this delightful compendium, which is bound to appeal to any child who loves the much-hyped beasts. HERTS ADVERTISER