Make it a Splendid Week: Cretaceous Period

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This week’s edition of Make it a Splendid Week gives us information about the different types of Dinosaurs. Jonas’ poem Dinosaurs!, coupled with Jose’s painting Great Dino has us thinking; What was it like like during the Cretaceous Period and what other fun facts can we learn about dinosaurs? Make it a Splendid Week!

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Great Dino
Jose, age 9

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Contasaurus has two horns on his head. He is the strongest dinosaur and bigger than T-rex. He has spikes on his back and little arms like T-rex. And he fights T-rex! He swings his tail and knocks T-rex down and bites his tail. He’s the strongest ever. He says, “ROAR! NEEE!” He eats meat, so he’s a carnivore.

But some dinosaurs eat plants and they are herbivores, like Ankylosaurus, who swings his tail back and forth. Paraphimosis eats plants, too. He makes noises and protects himself by using his horn. Triceratops eats plants, too.

But Velociraptor eats meat.

Spinosaurus eats fish and swims. His spine is orange and protects him from bigger dinosaurs.

– Jonas age 4

This entry is a part of our series “Make it a Splendid Week”! Follow along weekly to enjoy excerpts from The Splendid Review, an anthology of poems, short stories and autobiographies written by talented young writers engaged in the Periwinkle Arts In Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.

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