Twimericks (Hardcover)

The Book of Tongue-Twisting Limericks

By Lou Brooks

Workman Publishing, 9780761156031, 36pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2009

List Price: 8.95*
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Pure nuttiness: the Twimerick, a fiendish confection of limerick plus
tongue-twister, topped off by the deliciously whacky illustrations
of its inventor, Lou Brooks. To wit (and to be read out loud quickly):

A petulant flatulent
platypus starts,

To tooting and flouting his
flute to his farts,
But at platypus outings,
His flatulent floutings,
Flout his flute flat at the
tootiest parts.

Nonsensical whimsy--or whimsical nonsense--Twimericks are a form of wordplay that are irresistible for kids, as well as for grown-ups unafraid to be silly; perfect to be read at parties or in a classroom when learning poetry (that's right, who knew poetry could be so much fun?). And the book itself, like the best poetry collections, is a gem offering one Twimerick per page, each illustrated in full-color by the author, a legendary commercial artist. Open to any page and feel the unbridled creative energy spilling out. It's pure happiness.

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