My Teacher Is a Dinosaur
and Other Prehistoric Poems, Jokes, Riddles, & Amazing Facts

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“Useful for its inclusion of prehistoric life before the dinosaurs, this makes a good addition to many collections.” Booklist

“Prehistoric time was never this much fun.” Kirkus

Project Idea:
Read the poem Time Safari on page 24. Choose an illustration from the book and imagine that you could travel there. What clothing and tools would you need to take along? What kind of problems would you run into? Write a story about your prehistoric expedition.


This combination of rhyming verses, silly jokes, fascinating facts, and fun riddles takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the amazing story of life on Earth from cyanobacteria, invertebrates, fish, amphibians and reptiles to dinosaurs, birds, and mammals, including humans. A timeline of geological periods is included in the back matter.

ART: Digital drawing and painting.

Grades 3–5. 48 pages. Full color art. Two Lions, 2010. 978-0761457084.