Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Poetry Books with Limericks for Young People

The five-line poem form of the limerick has a lot of appeal to kids with its distinctive rhyme scheme and humorous content. Several books of poetry for children include this form made popular by Edward Lear including the following.

The list begins:

            Barron, Kathryn. 1995. Critter Crackers: the ABC Book of Limericks. Kansas City: Landmark Editions.

            Brooks, Lou. 2009. Twimericks; The Book of Tongue Twisting Limericks. New York: Workman.

Ciardi, John. 1989. The Hopeful Trout and Other Limericks. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Cleary, Brian P. 2004. Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.

Driscoll, Michael. 2003. A Child’s Introduction to Poetry. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal.

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