Written by Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan, Illustrated by Jennifer Gibson
How many lines in a limerick?
What makes a poem really tick?
Let’s practice with English, recite and rehearse,
How words become stanzas, then stories in verse!
What is a poem? How is a poem made? And where can a poem take you? This collection invites readers to explore the “what’s” and “how’s” of poetry like never before. Each section teaches readers about poetic forms and literary terms—like “the limerick,” “the sonnet,” and “onomatopoeia”—while sharing playful examples of each. Experience the joy of a play on words, the magic in metaphors, and the marvel of the English language. Travel across the globe by using your imagination! With beautiful illustrations, light verse, and a teacherly flare, How Many Lines in a Limerick? brings poetry instruction home for readers of all ages.