Book Description

From School Library Journal Grade 3 - 6-- This collection of 41 limericks is a wonderful gift, perpetuating Ciardi's humor and sure verbal craftsmanship. Meddaugh's black-and-white line drawings perfectly underscore the fun in each offering. Whether using a traditional opening as in 'Sometimes Even Parents Win' ('There was a young lady from Gloucester/ Who complained that her parents both bossed her') or exploring word sounds as in 'The Fast Fiddler' ('There was a fast fiddler from Middletown/ Who fiddled hi-diddle-dee-diddle-down'), Ciardi remains in effortless control. The Hopeful Trout brims with life and teasing and giggles. --Kathleen Whalin, Public Library of Columbus and Franklin County, OhioCopyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review 'One page after another prompts a chuckle and begs to be shared.' Kirkus Reviews with Pointers Read more See all Editorial Reviews