THEY'VE DISCOVERED A HEAD IN THE BOX FOR THE BREAD And Other Laughable Limericks by John & Lorraine Blackburn--Eds. Brewton

THEY'VE DISCOVERED A HEAD IN THE BOX FOR THE BREAD And Other Laughable Limericks

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The prospect of over 200 clean limericks in one fell clutch is not an enticing one; and as expected, the typical dizzy giraffe, kind armadillo, lady from Dover, old man from Peru, and the rest do not gain luster from each other's company. For addicts, however, the compilers have come up with a proper sampling of outrageous rhymes (Mulligan/skulligan; digits/fidgets; and that fellow from Boise who moved East to Joise) and spelling tricks (Ogden Nash gets away with menacing/ tennising/duennacing and Mark Twain contributes some inspired matches for Co.). To compensate for that atrocious curate of Kidderminster who chid a spinster, there is the pious young priest who lives on yeast in order to rise again; and Edward Gorey's title rhyme is wicked enough to excuse even those odiferous Cologneial Dames. Then, too, when the verbal wit fails, Fernando Krahn comes through with a worm on a skateboard, an annoyed mother with horror-movie claws, or some indescribable absurdity that goes the poet one better.

Pub Date: Oct. 25th, 1979
Publisher: T. Y. Crowell