Pure nuttiness: the Twimerick, a fiendish confection of limerick plus
tongue-twister, topped off by the deliciously whacky illustrations
of its inventor, Lou Brooks. To wit (and to be read out loud quickly):
A petulant flatulent
To tooting and flouting his flute to his farts,
But at platypus outings,
His flatulent floutings,
Flout his flute flat at the
Nonsensical whimsy—or whimsical nonsense—Twimericks are a form of wordplay that are irresistible for kids, as well as for grown-ups unafraid to be silly; perfect to be read at parties or in a classroom when learning poetry (that’s right, who knew poetry could be so much fun?). And the book itself, like the best poetry collections, is a gem offering one Twimerick per page, each illustrated in full-color by the author, a legendary commercial artist. Open to any page and feel the unbridled creative energy spilling out. It's pure happiness.
About the Author
Lou Brooks is a renowned illustrator and comic artist whose work ranges from updating the "little guy in the top hat" logo design for the game Monopoly to, most recently, the '50s pulp-fiction-style illustrations for The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science. He has also designed and illustrated covers for Time and Newsweek, and in the 1970s created a comic strip for Playboy that achieved a cult following. He lives with his wife in a cabin in the woods several hours north of San Francisco.