Grimericks

Grimericks

by Susan Pearson, Gris Grimly
     
 

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A witty collection of twenty limericks about things spooky, creepy, and crawly! There’s a ghost of a grizzly bear, a chess-playing ghoul, and a witchhiking witch all grimly illustrated by Gris Grimly. This book is a must-have for all trick-or-treaters on Halloween! Great gothic fun! Tony DiTerizzi, The Spiderwick Chronicles.See more details below

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A witty collection of twenty limericks about things spooky, creepy, and crawly! There’s a ghost of a grizzly bear, a chess-playing ghoul, and a witchhiking witch all grimly illustrated by Gris Grimly. This book is a must-have for all trick-or-treaters on Halloween! Great gothic fun! Tony DiTerizzi, The Spiderwick Chronicles.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Susan Pearson's "grimericks" scan like limericks but are wholly ghouly. Indeed, they could be called Adams' Family Gothic. If your youngsters have a taste for teeth-brushing bathroom ghosts, lazy skeletons, chess-playing ghouls, and wail-teaching banshees, this could be your cup of bane. Pearson's ditties trip lightly off the tongue, but one does miss such classic opening lines as, "There was a young mummy of Cairo . . . " Gris Grimly does the foolishness justice with his ink and watercolor sketches a la Edward Scissorhands, with a nod in spirit to Edward Gorey. Grimly's barren trees, haunted houses, and scraggly, wide-eyed cats are especially evocative. While this is not your usual toddler bedtime fare, there is a certain deliciously macabre tongue-in-cheek humor about the endeavor. 2005, Marshall Cavendish Children, Ages 4 to 8.
—Kathleen Karr
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Pearson's 19 poems, using limerick form, are rather ordinary-"A witch named Bettina von Spike/had neither a broom nor a bike-/nor a car, nor a truck-/she was quite out of luck./Poor Bettina was forced to witchhike." Or "When Howard the goblin caught sight/of Gertrude the gremlin one night,/he fell in a swoon/that lasted till June./It must have been love at first fright." In spite of the clever title and Grimly's eerily wonderful pen-and-ink artwork, Jack Prelutsky and Arnold Lobel's Nightmares (1977; o.p.) and The Headless Horseman Rides Tonight (1980, both HarperCollins) offer more clever frights and masterful wordplay.-Kathleen Whalin, York Public Library, ME Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761454441
Publisher:
Amazon Childrens Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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