Terry Taylor, son of Robert Taylor and Ursula Thiess, has recently published a book of poetry. The full title is Dino Droppings: A Collection of Poems by Terry Taylor. The book is brought to life (illustrated) with quirky line drawings by Alice Usupova.
The author says: “Poetry has always been a passion of mine…not the free verse type, but the kind that draws you into its rhyme, meter and unconsidered topics and subjects. It was finally time for me to sort through some of my favorites that I’ve written and turn a hobby into a first book that I hope you and your family will enjoy.”
The back cover tells the reader what to expect.
This is the back of a funny book.
I guarantee–just take a look.
Flip it over, peek inside,
Take it for a pleasure ride.
Get ready for some family time,
With words that should and shouldn’t rhyme.
I write because that first giraffe
Must have made hyenas laugh.
I write about gorilla noses,
And those things we call Supozes.
You’ll get to know a bumblebee,
And Ellen L. Emen O’Pea.
You’ll read about how small is small,
And ceiling shoes that climb a wall.
I try to tweak your brain a bit
With LOL’s and whacky wit.
And after all is read and done,
I hope that you’ll have had some fun.
They are 104 poems in all, some as short as one line, some considerably longer. They would be appropriate for reading to small children. Older children and adults would also enjoy them. The book is available on Amazon.