Do you have an 8-12 year old child in your life that you need a gift for? Even if you don’t I have THE book for you.
Limerick Comics by Robert Hoyman with amazing illustrations by Steve Feldman is a lovely book that young and old alike will love.
I fondly remember my mom teaching her 3rd grade students limericks. It was one of her favorite units to teach. If you need to brush up on what a limerick is let me help you out a bit. A limerick is a five line verse with a rhyme scheme of AABBA, in which the first, second and fifth line rhyme, while the third and fourth lines are shorter and share a different rhyme. They are catchy and usually funny and you might remember the first line of an oft repeated one – “There was an old lady from Nantucket”.
When I was given the opportunity to review a copy of Limerick Comics I excitedly responded with a yes because it just looked fun. Fun it is and the amazing illustrations add to the charm of this book.
The limericks themselves are shared in a five panel comic book style that will appeal to the targeted age group but beyond that is the paragraph beneath the limerick that elaborates a bit more on the subject in the illustrated panels. What fun to find out more about slugs, blobfish, cavemen and more totally unrelated but fascinating subjects.
Who doesn’t love a slug named Saul? I mean really? Don’t you just love the illustrations? The author and illustrator worked together really well to create images to accompany the fascinating limericks.
A glossary at the end of the book helps youngsters with some of the words they may not quite know and I loved having that right at hand.
I loved this book so much I bought a copy for my great niece and can’t wait for her to get it. I know she will love it and I imagine her parents will like it every bit as much. It is just a fun book to share.
Thanks to the author and publisher for a free ebook for my honest review. You can read my review on Goodreads by clicking here.