Douglas Florian - Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poems and Paintings

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Children's author and illustrator Douglas Florian turns his skilled talents to the world of dinosaurs in this charming poetry picture book. Whether musing about a red-capped Spinosaurus, a gargantuan Iguanodon, or a massive, ipod-wearing T. rex, Florian creates something new and entrancing. Accompanied by his lush, detailed, and often funny, illustrations.

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Douglas Florian

Book Editions


Hardcover - Reinforced Hardcover43March 10, 2009Beach Lane Books10.5"(h) x 10"(w) x 0.75"(d), 1.16 lbs.9781416979784

Professional Reviews


Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books: "The illustrations are remarkable even by Florian's standards: he's added more elaborate detailing, varying moods, and a more complex palette to his usual quirky mix...resulting in a gleaming gallery of otherworldly prehistoriana.", Horn Book: "The twenty resultant verses are characterized by wordplay, mixed-media illustrations, and a scientific fact or two, emphasizing Florian's genius for fusing sophisticated language, image, and science in ways both accessible and appealing.", New York Times Book Review: "Florian's art--in gouache, collage, colored pencil, stencils, etc.--is gorgeous and fun.", School Library Journal: "This smart marriage of dinosaurs and poetry will delight a wide audience."