Tuesday, April 7

Something Sure Smells Around Here: Limericks

Something Sure Smells Around Here: Limericks
Written by Brian P. Cleary, illustrated by Andy Rowland

My rating: ★★★★

ISBN: 978-1467760355
Publisher: Millbrook Press
Date of publication: January 1, 2015
Age: Grades 2 - 5
Genre: Poetry

Themes: humor, limericks, puns, a sundry

A combination of joke and poem will make for a great limerick. They're five-lined funny stories filled with silly and sly humor. They have an almost musical beat that makes writing them and telling them a fun thing to do!

Yes, Poetry Adventures is back! You can see the other books I reviewed by Brian Cleary here. But basically, I really appreciate his books of poetry. They're educational, hilarious, and fun—great for grade-school kids. And, what's more, this book is perfect for National Poetry Month! Just check out one of my favorite limericks:

"A frog drove her car down the road.
Hearing one of her tires explode,
the frog didn't panic—
she called her mechanic
and next thing you know, she was toad."

Ha! The only thing negative thing I would say is that the book felt short. I wish there were a few more poems in it. It didn't seem quite as filling as his first two. But still! As a set, they're awesome. Totally recommended!

Find it at your library or on Amazon

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