Limerick Comics

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Pub Date 02 Mar 2019 | Archive Date 31 Jan 2023

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Description

Limerick Comics is a unique blend of poetry and nonfiction. The 32-page collection offers a lighthearted original limerick on a diverse range of history and science topics, accompanied by intriguing facts, presented in entertaining comics.

Each page contains a five-panel fully illustrated mini-comic, and a sixth panel with engaging, fun facts and information about that topic. This material can spark discourse between parent and child, or teacher and students.

With the subject matter changing from page to page, and the use of an entertaining limerick to elicit interest in nonfiction topics, Limerick Comics may appeal to reluctant readers.

The integration of poetry and nonfiction provides educators with endless cross-curricular applications along with a valuable resource for the development of fluency and prosody.

Kids of all ages are invited to linger on each page to enjoy the humor of hyperbolic imagery, ponder inferences, and view the evocative details of each eye-catching illustrated panel.

Add this playful book to your home, classroom, school, or public library collection, and nurture an appreciation of poetry, science, history, civics, and art.

Limerick Comics is illustrated by Steve Feldman

"Both amusing and instructive, with broad appeal and excellent illustrations"-Kirkus Reviews


Limerick Comics is a unique blend of poetry and nonfiction. The 32-page collection offers a lighthearted original limerick on a diverse range of history and science topics, accompanied by intriguing...


Advance Praise

Limerick Comics was awarded Honorable Mention at The 2022 Paris Book Festival.

Limerick Comics was the winner of the 2021 Feathered Quill Book Awards Gold 1st-Place Medal for Poetry, and Reviewer's Choice Award.

In the United Kingdom, Limerick Comics was named a Finalist in the 2021 Wishing Shelf Book Awards..

Limerick Comics was the children's book selected by the curators at Bedside Reading for inclusion in a book bundle provided to their luxury hotel partners across the United States as a bedside amenity for hotel guests.

"In his debut book, Hoyman combines two forms that kids love--limericks and comic books--to offer one-page lessons on various subjects"-Kirkus Reviews

"Even when discussing complex subjects, Hoyman keeps the language simple ("A caveman all covered with dust/Could briskly make flint stones combust"). Young readers will have no trouble enjoying the entire collection, whether by picking a poem at random or reading from cover to cover."

"For young readers and parents alike, this collection of factoid limericks will be a great introduction to poetry while delivering laughs and interesting knowledge."-Booklife By Publishers Weekly

"Debut author Robert Hoyman has hit the proverbial ball out of the park with his first book, Limerick Comics."

"Kids love comics so the format is a natural draw for them, and while not all children are drawn to poetry, limericks offer a lighthearted introduction to the genre through short and goofy rhymes. Combine the two and kids who are averse to poetry won't even realize they're falling in love with the genre."-Feathered Quill Book Reviews

"A wonderfully fun set of limericks, perfect for 9-12 year olds. A FINALIST and highly recommended!"-The Wishing Shelf Book Awards U.K.

"This book is a keeper. Produced in hardback to a very high standard, both the limericks, the explanatory prose, and the illustrations will appeal to both children and those adults who remain young at heart. It is a book that can be passed from generation to generation - an ideal gift."-Deborah Barwick, Author, Official Reviewer, The Book Dragon U.K.

"Overall: This is a seriously unique book. Never seen a set-up like this before and I loved it!"-Judges' Comments Feathered Quill Book Awards



Limerick Comics was awarded Honorable Mention at The 2022 Paris Book Festival.

Limerick Comics was the winner of the 2021 Feathered Quill Book Awards Gold 1st-Place Medal for Poetry, and Reviewer's...


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This is such a fun book. The limericks are comical, the facts connected to the limericks are actually quite fascinating and the images are wonderful. I enjoy how due to the limericks the child may remember the facts easier.

I would definitely use this for a project

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Limerick Comics is a collection of one-page comics that with rhyme, funny drawings, and text present the reader history, mini bio of ”famous” people (I didn't know of them), or scientific topics.

It was a fun and engaging read!

The rhyme often made me smile and I found that it added a special personality to the text info.

The comics/facts are not related in a way that means you learn about one subject only, but instead, you learn about lots of different things giving the reader an introduction to many fields.

A perfect read for the reader that hates long and complicated books. The reader will without a doubt get a broad general knowledge from this read – and honestly, who doesn't like feeling smarter after reading a book?

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This was so much fun and I loved how it was informative and entertaining! The artwork was impressive and immersive and readers will enjoy the fun twists on historical lessons.

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I love comics. There are few comics that can be read at any age. This is one of them. Limerick Comics is a collection of one-page comics that with rhyme, funny drawings, and text present the reader history, mini bio of ”famous” people (I didn't know of them), or scientific topics.

It was a fun and engaging read!

The rhyme often made me smile and I found that it added a special personality to the text info.

The comics/facts are not related in a way that means you learn about one subject only, but instead, you learn about lots of different things giving the reader an introduction to many fields.

A perfect read for the reader that hates long and complicated books. The reader will without a doubt get a broad general knowledge from this read – and honestly, who doesn't like feeling smarter after reading a book?

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I received this ARC in exchange for my honest review.

This is so fun and silly! Illustrations were great too.

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Miigweetch NetGalley and Pony Express Publications for sending this book for review consideration. All opinions are my own.

This is a short book full of illustrated limericks. Each limerick has a theme, and at the end of the poem is a short blurb full of facts related to the theme. The arrangement and curation of subjects is seemingly random and nothing really seems to go together. I didn’t like the art style nor the font used and initially I was really turned off and was going to rate this book 1 or 2 stars. Nevertheless, I kept reading, and I actually learned a few things. I cannot stress enough how RANDOM the poems seem to be. My favorite was the one about members of the Mohawk nation becoming steeplejacks - it was truly fascinating!

I would have liked to see a more cohesive theme, and some of the rhymes were a bit of a stretch, but overall, I did enjoy reading the book and would consider using some of the limiericks as samples in a classroom poetry unit.

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A cute, short book full of silly limericks. It was a fun read. Each limerick has its own page complete with art. The art is cute and goes with the theme of the book really well. I enjoyed reading it, I do hope there are more.

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Each Lymerick-style rhyme is illustrated in an amusing, colorful way, and is followed by truly fascinating information about the subject of the poem (i.e., the pony express, muleskinners, jesters or slugs). Some are explanations, and some include in-depth information about wildlife or historical subjects that typical sources overlook. I was surprised by the number of things I didn't know! I also appreciated the author's mention of healthy habits within the topics.

One or two subjects may not be to your taste at first, but they are very diverse, and unless you're a trivia expert (like champions on a certain game show), you will learn something that may send you off to research a new topic of interest!

5/5 Stars A fun way to learn in greater depth!

Thanks to Pony Express Publications and NetGalley for the temporary digital preview; any review is voluntary and entirely my own opinion.

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'Limerick Comics' by Robert Hoyman with illustrations by Steve Feldman is a graphic novel of fun limericks (and you might just learn a thing or two).

This book is a series of clever limericks about all kinds of things. Things like slugs and food fights and bats, among other things. After each limerick are some quick fun facts about the subject of the limerick.

As a kid, I would have loved this book. The limericks are great. So are the facts. The art works well for the book but feels a bit overly digital for me.

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I didn’t expect anything from this book, but I got quite a bit. On each page of this book, the reader is given a limerick, and at the bottom of the page the limerick is explained. For example, there’s a limerick about a trapeze artist who falls into the net. Below, it tells you about the first trapeze artist, and how his act came about. and how he died. Not from falling through the air by the way. The illustrations are bright and they’re lively, but there’s just a little something that does not appeal to me. At times it almost feels more like student work than professional artist. However, they do a great job of doing panel by panel for the illustrations and overall, this book was a pleasure and an interesting read.

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