Twimericks (Hardcover)

The Book of Tongue-Twisting Limericks

By Lou Brooks

Workman Publishing Company, 9780761156031, 52pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2009

List Price: 8.95*
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Description

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.




About the Author

Lou Brooks is a renowned illustrator and comic artist whose work ranges from updating the "little guy in the top hat" logo design for the game Monopoly to, most recently, the '50s pulp-fiction-style illustrations for The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science. He has also designed and illustrated covers for Time and Newsweek, and in the 1970s created a comic strip for Playboy that achieved a cult following. He lives with his wife in a cabin in the woods several hours north of San Francisco.


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