THE LIMERICK TRICK by Scott Corbett

THE LIMERICK TRICK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The gang (Kerby, Fenton and Bumps) which was baffled in The Disappearing Dog Trick (1963, p. 6, J-6) is back, still in the sometimes company of strange Mrs. Graymalkin, a little longer in the tooth but still in firm command of her supernatural powers. Prompted by a yen for a bicycle which is first prize in a poetry contest, Kerby goes to the old lady for help. The results are a fine poem and a bewildered Kerby who speaks (against his will) first in limericks and then in rhyming couplets. Between rhymes, he worries with Bumps and Fenton about the possible necessity of demolishing the club house. The three speak in the comical, affected tough talk of boys, and accomplish things with a great amount of boyish enthusiasm. All stirred together, the contents form a short book which will provide carefree reading--especially for younger members of this age group.

Pub Date: March 11th, 1964
Publisher: Little, Brown