Dinosaurs: Footprints in Time


74 pages
ISBN 0-920985-19-X
DDC 428.6





Illustrations by Gundra Kucy
Reviewed by Jean Free

Jean Free, a library consultant, was an elementary-school teacher and
librarian in Whitby, Ontario.


Dinosaurs is a collection of stories, poems, cartoons, riddles, and
facts about dinosaurs written by four Canadian teachers for their
students. It begins with Albertosaurus, a gigantic dinosaur once
wandering Albertan foothills, includes a dinosaur alphabet, a song with
music (“My Name Is Stegosaurus”), a short play (“I Won’t Eat
Meat”), and even a dinosaur dip! The book was planned as a reader for
primary students working on this topic and would be a creative source
for a partners unit between the resource centre and the classroom.

Gundra Kucy’s illustrations, with their childlike quality, add joy
and color to the poems and stories. Dinosaurs would be a particularly
good choice for school libraries and classrooms for the enjoyment of
young dinosaur aficionados.


Avoledo, Alida, Nora Maguire, Catharine McDonald, and Patricia Opyr., “Dinosaurs: Footprints in Time,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed December 3, 2021, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/24225.