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Review: Dinosaur Name Poems/Poemas De Nombres De Dinosaurios

By Luisa LaFleur, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 30, 2010

Dinosaur Name Poems/Poemas De Nombres De Dinosaurios

by Steven C. Cunningham, M.D.; translated by Miriam Gorospe, Ph.D.

Reading level: Nine to twelve

Paperback: 70 pages

Publisher: Three Conditions Press (2010)

Source of book: Publisher

Have a budding paleontologist, poet or linguist on your hands? Then the bilingual Dinosaur Name Poems is the book for you! Author Steven C. Cunningham has written a clever book of poems describing dinosaur names and/or attributes. In some cases, the witty verses capture the literal meaning of the dinosaur’s name; in others, they paint a picture of how the dinosaur lived and died.

Dinosaur Name Poems won the 2009 Moonbeam Award in two categories, Children’s Poetry and Spanish Language Books. The poems have been expertly translated into Spanish by Myriam Gorospe. Further adding to the tome’s credentials, its scientific accuracy is guaranteed by the Paleontological Research Institution in Itaca, NY. The vivid and accurate illustrations are by Valeska M. Populoh.

Add this book to your collection: Dinosaur Name Poems/Poemas De Nombres De Dinosaurios by Steven C. Cunningham

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Luisa LaFleur reviews bilingual books for The Children’s Book Review to help parents choose the best books for their budding linguists. She was born in Argentina, attended school in NYC and speaks three foreign languages–Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Formerly an editor in NYC, Luisa is currently a stay-at-home mom to two little ones.

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