Ridiculous Poems for Intelligent Children
By Robin Hirsch
Illustrated by Ha
Little, Brown April 2002
ISBN: 0-316-36344-8 - Hardcover
Children / Nonfiction / Poetry
Reviewed by: Beverly J. Rowe, MyShelf.Com
FEG is a very different kind of poetry book. It began as a word game played with the author's children. Here they offer up their silly poems of various kinds for you to try to figure out. There are lots of footnotes about the different kinds of poems, puns, acrostics, palindromes, word roots and word meanings, per the Hirsch boys.
So what are Ludwig van Beethoven, Mel Brooks, Willie Mayes, the Marx Brothers, and Gertrude Stein doing in here? Being preposterous, along with Bangalore, Constantinople and the Jersey Turnpike. Well, if you get stuck, there is a glossary too.
Exercise your language skills and start a lifelong
adventure with your own children.
I'm glad I review children's books, so that I have a ready excuse for reading it in waiting rooms and other public places. I can't remember laughing so much over a book...it is hilarious.
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