Illustration of a green dinosaur with a white napkin tied around its neck and holding a fork with an orangish bakcground and blue and red text
National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 in order to being increased attention to poetry. Each year, celebrations are held in April. The illustration on this button is from a collection of children’s poems Dinosaur Dinner (with a Slice of Alligator Pie) written by Dennis Lee. Lee is best known for poems such as Alligator Pie, which was first published in 1974. The poems included in Dinosaur Dinner were selected by Jack Prelutsky from Lee’s previous works. Dinosaur Dinner is illustrated by Debbie Tilley.
Source: Lee, D. (1997). Dinosaur dinner (with a slice of alligator pie). New York: Alfred A. Knopf.