Monday, September 10, 2018

Last Laughs: Prehistoric Epitaphs by J. Patrick Lewis & Jane Yolen

This hilarious collection has tons of kid appeal. Dinosaurs and death--what could be better? The dinosaur/creature names are fun. Some of the poems have a modern hip hop/rap vibe. The organization by time period oldest to newest appeals to my type a personality and it just makes sense. These poems will make you laugh.

I love the note at the end (A Little about Layers) and the invitation to readers to write their own epitaphs.

My favorite poems by J. Patrick Lewis are Pterrible Pterosaur Pterminated and Iguadon, Alas Long Gone.

My favorite poems by Jane Yolen are Terror Bird Kicks the Bucket, Scat Old Saber Toothed Cat, Crying (Dire) Wolf, and Holy Moly Woolly Mammoth.

Illustrated by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins. Charlesbridge, 2017

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