Illustrated by Steve Feldman
Published March 2, 2019
About Limerick Comics
Limerick Comics offers original limericks on a wide range of history and science topics, each with an informational panel of surprising facts, presented in entertaining comics.
Young readers age 8 and up are invited to linger on each page to enjoy the humor, ponder inferences, and view the evocative details of each illustrated panel.
Topics include bats, an Egyptian king, a famous trapeze artist, and more.
“For young readers and parents alike, this collection of factoid limericks will be a great introduction to poetry while delivering interesting knowledge and good laughs.”–Booklife
“Both amusing and instructive, with broad appeal and excellent illustrations.”–Kirkus Reviews
This book is only about 35 pages or so, which means it’s a pretty quick read. I like that it pairs a silly or fun limerick with a short informative note about the topic of the poem. For example, there’s a poem about bats followed by a few sentences giving some information about different types of bats.
The poems are placed on graphic panels, one line per image, so that it sort of shows a mini-comic-story. The informative paragraph immediately follows, printed over a colored background. I think I might have preferred to have the informative part as black text on a plain white page so that it would be easier to read, but I was able to read everything okay as it was printed.
This seems like it’d make a nice choice for reluctant readers, or those who tend to avoid nonfiction. The poem kind of sparks interest in a topic and then the facts about the topic give a few key bits of information, making it a bit more educational.
All in all, I thought this was a pretty fun book and a very quick read.
Recommended for Ages 8 to 10.
Poems cover various topics and people. One talks about the Native American Mohawk tribe. Another covers an Egyptian ruler.
Profanity/Crude Language Content
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