Dino [15 words or less poems]

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15WOLs

I had an amazing time in Sheboygan for the Children’s Book Festival. Will share a few highlights next week. Meanwhile, here’s a pic I took at Bookworm Gardens, my new favorite place!? This image makes me think of:

1) what would dinosaurs read?
2) maybe the dinosaur saw Medusa–or read a book about her?
3) how would a dinosaur treat a library book?

And here’s my?first draft.

I’m Almost Done!

My stomach growls.

My turn to cook?

I’ll roast the caveman

right after this book!

–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved

 

Now it’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS!??(Title doesn’t count toward word count:>)?

 

 

 

 

 

 

142 Responses

  1. Problems of a Tyrannosaurus Rex

    I want the book!
    I want to read!
    I can’t turn pages
    Woe is me…

  2. Problems of a Tyrannosaurus Rex

    I want the book!
    I want to read!
    I can’t turn pages
    Woe is me…

  3. When There’s a Crack in the Armor

    Fill it with art.
    Creativity
    validates,
    arms & armor
    annihilate.

    Diane Mayr, all rights reserved

    1. I love this one, Diane! (How long DO you spend on these?) I love the idea of fixing armor with art. So needed.

  4. When There’s a Crack in the Armor

    Fill it with art.
    Creativity
    validates,
    arms & armor
    annihilate.

    Diane Mayr, all rights reserved

    1. I love this one, Diane! (How long DO you spend on these?) I love the idea of fixing armor with art. So needed.

  5. Dino reface
    book mom
    but one question
    can you tall me
    what the word
    e x t I n c t
    means ?

    Poem By Jessica Big

    love the hummer in your poem today Laura and the pic

    1. There’s some humor in your poem, too.
      Mom, what does extinct mean?
      I like that.

  6. Dino reface
    book mom
    but one question
    can you tall me
    what the word
    e x t I n c t
    means ?

    Poem By Jessica Big

    love the hummer in your poem today Laura and the pic

    1. There’s some humor in your poem, too.
      Mom, what does extinct mean?
      I like that.

  7. READING ABOUT DINOSAURS

    Skink on stonewall,
    though very small,
    when deep in a book
    imagines new look.

  8. READING ABOUT DINOSAURS

    Skink on stonewall,
    though very small,
    when deep in a book
    imagines new look.

  9. Dino Library Book

    imagine turning each
    page very carefully
    Oooooho Nooooo
    what happens if
    I Dino sneeze-roar

    Poem By Jessica Bigi

    1. Hehe–I’ve had to buy library books because of water damage a number of times–but never from my sneezes, thank goodness!

  10. Dino Library Book

    imagine turning each
    page very carefully
    Oooooho Nooooo
    what happens if
    I Dino sneeze-roar

    Poem By Jessica Bigi

    1. Hehe–I’ve had to buy library books because of water damage a number of times–but never from my sneezes, thank goodness!

  11. Page after Page

    Searching for
    a spell or potion
    to soothe cracked skin -
    a healing lotion.

    Just LOVE the picture. Roast the caveman — ha. I like how he has to finish the book first!

    1. Thanks, ellie–aw, the poor dinosaur. I know how he feels. Minnesota winters are not kind to the skin:>)

    2. I like your idea of finding a potion to work as a lotion for that cracked skin.

  12. Page after Page

    Searching for
    a spell or potion
    to soothe cracked skin -
    a healing lotion.

    Just LOVE the picture. Roast the caveman — ha. I like how he has to finish the book first!

    1. Thanks, ellie–aw, the poor dinosaur. I know how he feels. Minnesota winters are not kind to the skin:>)

    2. I like your idea of finding a potion to work as a lotion for that cracked skin.

  13. Parasaurolophus is Scared of a Lot of Us

    ?Mary, Mary, quite contrary?
    — Two-footed, house dweller, hairy -
    Books about people are scary!

    Donna JT Smith, all rights reserved

  14. Parasaurolophus is Scared of a Lot of Us

    ?Mary, Mary, quite contrary?
    — Two-footed, house dweller, hairy -
    Books about people are scary!

    Donna JT Smith, all rights reserved

  15. Oh, I’d love to visit that Bookworm Gardens-how great! Love your imagination, Laura, cavemen & reading! Fun to think of a story about a dinosaur and books.

    Job Descriptions

    Paleontologists
    dig for dinosaurs? glory;
    sculptors carve
    to show and tell a story.
    Linda Baie ? All Rights Reserved

    1. Wow! You worked in some great rhyme with a clever connection between science and art.

  16. Oh, I’d love to visit that Bookworm Gardens-how great! Love your imagination, Laura, cavemen & reading! Fun to think of a story about a dinosaur and books.

    Job Descriptions

    Paleontologists
    dig for dinosaurs? glory;
    sculptors carve
    to show and tell a story.
    Linda Baie ? All Rights Reserved

    1. Wow! You worked in some great rhyme with a clever connection between science and art.

  17. Sorry, gotta do one more! .… Linda’s paleontologists gave me an idea…

    Paleontologists uncover a find -
    Something that boggles the mind -
    Bookasaurus — one of a kind!

    Donna JT Smith, ?all rights reserved

  18. Sorry, gotta do one more! .… Linda’s paleontologists gave me an idea…

    Paleontologists uncover a find -
    Something that boggles the mind -
    Bookasaurus — one of a kind!

    Donna JT Smith, ?all rights reserved

  19. Great sense of humor, Laura! 🙂

    I’m pushing it with my parasaurolophus rhyme (had to learn how to pronounce it first), but what the heck:

    Parasaurolophus,
    without focus,
    couldn’t read a page.
    Reminiscing,
    specs went missing
    back in mesozoic age.

    ? Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. All rights reserved.

  20. Great sense of humor, Laura! 🙂

    I’m pushing it with my parasaurolophus rhyme (had to learn how to pronounce it first), but what the heck:

    Parasaurolophus,
    without focus,
    couldn’t read a page.
    Reminiscing,
    specs went missing
    back in mesozoic age.

    ? Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. All rights reserved.

  21. First thing I noticed was that terrible cracked back, poor thing.

    I tried to move,
    but heard a crack,
    felt a terrible
    pain in my back.

    1. I noticed the crack also I thought of the out side being a cell and a freckled colored egg inside

  22. First thing I noticed was that terrible cracked back, poor thing.

    I tried to move,
    but heard a crack,
    felt a terrible
    pain in my back.

    1. I noticed the crack also I thought of the out side being a cell and a freckled colored egg inside

  23. Hi Laura. Late signing on but enjoyed everyone’s comments and replies. I have been a library volunteer for almost a dozen years, thus my interpretation of the picture.

    Relief

    Matter of fact
    the cracks in my back
    mandate reading
    from atop the stacks.

    1. Hi, Martha. I posted late today, too. We just got home last night.
      I wasn’t going to post, but I couldn’t resist checking the picture and then I couldn’t stop myself. I like your idea. We both thought of aching backs. I know what you mean about putting away those library books on the lower shelves. Ouch!

  24. Hi Laura. Late signing on but enjoyed everyone’s comments and replies. I have been a library volunteer for almost a dozen years, thus my interpretation of the picture.

    Relief

    Matter of fact
    the cracks in my back
    mandate reading
    from atop the stacks.

    1. Hi, Martha. I posted late today, too. We just got home last night.
      I wasn’t going to post, but I couldn’t resist checking the picture and then I couldn’t stop myself. I like your idea. We both thought of aching backs. I know what you mean about putting away those library books on the lower shelves. Ouch!

  25. WHAT’S COOKIN’ AT THE CRETACEOUS CAFE?

    What’s for lunch?
    Conifer Crunch?
    Perhaps a Parasaurolophus specialty
    Would please an herbivore
    like me!

    1. I can just see a (gaggle of?) dinosaurs perusing the menu at some fancy tearoom! I wonder if they were “big” tippers? Great poem for imagery!

      1. Thanks Karen. I get the extinct…I mean distinct feeling that they were more of the dine and dash/eat and run type…ha ha.

  26. WHAT’S COOKIN’ AT THE CRETACEOUS CAFE?

    What’s for lunch?
    Conifer Crunch?
    Perhaps a Parasaurolophus specialty
    Would please an herbivore
    like me!

    1. I can just see a (gaggle of?) dinosaurs perusing the menu at some fancy tearoom! I wonder if they were “big” tippers? Great poem for imagery!

      1. Thanks Karen. I get the extinct…I mean distinct feeling that they were more of the dine and dash/eat and run type…ha ha.

  27. Once upon his mama’s knees
    Tiny babysaurus;
    Hearing tales of yesteryear,
    Begging then for more-ous!

    1. Love the play on words and use of “more-ous”! I can see that little tike with his sleepy crowned head asking for just one more storyasaurus!

  28. Once upon his mama’s knees
    Tiny babysaurus;
    Hearing tales of yesteryear,
    Begging then for more-ous!

    1. Love the play on words and use of “more-ous”! I can see that little tike with his sleepy crowned head asking for just one more storyasaurus!

  29. I don’t know why I can’t stop thinking about this dinosaur!

    I’M CRACKING UP

    Geography, geography…
    What is this I see?
    Oh! Mama Mia…
    It looks like I’M Pangea!!!

  30. I don’t know why I can’t stop thinking about this dinosaur!

    I’M CRACKING UP

    Geography, geography…
    What is this I see?
    Oh! Mama Mia…
    It looks like I’M Pangea!!!

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