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Can You Dig It? by Robert Weinstock

Can You Dig It?

by Robert Weinstock

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These poems were all about Dinosaurs and the book was full of humorous rhymes as well as pictures. The poems were definitely more suited for a younger more immature reader as many of the poems had some potty humor. Still, other poems where funny even for adults. This book had a lot of good examples of poetic literary elements. The rhyme scheme of many of the poems were particularly great.
  qrennaker | Aug 12, 2014 |
A book of prehistoric poetry, the poems in this book are mainly about dinosaurs and cavemen. The poems are in several different forms and are accompanied by whimsical illustrations. Some of the words could be challenging for younger readers but they could be a learning experience. ( )
  MalissaLojszczyk | Feb 5, 2012 |
"Can you dig it? and other poems" is perfect for the immature child in all of us, especially if you dig dinosaurs. Warning to parents reading this to their children, laughing is inevitable. There are twenty one poems in all and most are very poop and fart joke inspired. All of the poems have a dinosaur theme, even the author isn't an author but the person who unearthed the poems. The poems range from palaeontologists to the dinosaurs themselves. The language used can be a challenge for young readers but that shouldn’t slow them down at all. For children under six it would be best to have someone read the book to them.

The illustrations extend the poems and have a very cartoon like quality to them. In the poems titled "Brunch" and "BBQ" you will notice that the illustrations crossover to each page. The dino’s themselves are not very scary, even the T-Rex is cute so it is appropriate for young readers as well as the poems themselves. There is a variety of colour on each page ranging from bright vibrant colours to very dark colouring.

If you know children that cannot get enough of dinosaurs this collection of poems is for them. ( )
  maddasahatter | Nov 7, 2010 |
Weinstock, R. (Ed.). (2010). Can You dig it?. New York, NY: Hyperion Books.
This is an anthology of poems about archaeologists and paleontologists digging for clues about prehistoric life. The poems are very clever and use the elements of poetry such as rhythm and rhyme. Some of the poems use onomatopoeia and repetition. Children will enjoy the images that most of the poems create. The book is colorfully illustrated which makes it appealing to younger children. The only thing is that some of the vocabulary used in the poems might be quite difficult for younger readers. There is also one poem of questionable content. It is the poem, "Coprolite," and it is about a woman who examines excrement. It might be amusing because it is written very cleverly, but it probably could have been left out without effecting the quality of the anthology. ( )
  edtech5 | Aug 7, 2010 |
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A series of humorous poems about dinosaurs, Neanderthals, and other aspects of paleontology.

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