Best Limericks & Humorous Verse Books
Here you will get Best Limericks & Humorous Verse Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Go the F**k to Sleep
Author: by Adam Mansbach
A Reader’s Digest “25 Funniest Books of All Time””Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this.”-The New Yorker”A parenting zeitgeist”-Washington Post”A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep.”-National Public Radio”A new Bible for weary parents”-New York Times”Resonates powerfully with almost everyone”-Boston Globe”This children’s book parody earns its place on the list by being a much-needed bit of catharsis that every parent needs.”-Fatherly, one of the 10 Best Parenting Books of the Decade”Go the F*k to Sleep challenges stereotypes, opens up prototypes, and acknowledges that shared sense of failure that comes to all parents who weary of ever getting their darling(s) to sleep and briefly resuming the illusion of a life of their own.”-Midwest Book ReviewGo the F*k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.
2. Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone
Author: by Bo Burnham
Grand Central Publishing
A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today’s most popular young comedians? Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents’ attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with a huge and dedicated following.
Bo taped his first of two Comedy Central specials four days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to do so in the channel’s history. Now Bo is a rising star in the comedy world, revered for his utterly original and intelligent voice.
And, he can SIIIIIIIIING! In Egghead, Bo brings his brand of brainy, emotional comedy to the page in the form of off-kilter poems, thoughts, and more. Teaming up with his longtime friend, artist, and illustrator Chance Bone, Bo takes on everything from death to farts in this weird book that will make you think, laugh and think, “why did I just laugh?”
3. Belly Button Book (Boynton on Board)
Author: by Sandra Boynton
Featuring a beachful of bare-bellied hipposincluding one tiny baby who can only say Bee Bothe Belly Button Book is a quirky addition to the phenomenally successful Boynton on Board series. Every page captivates with Sandra Boynton’s inimitable illustrations and joyful rhyming text:Soon after dark, upon the beach, we sing a hippo song, and if you’re feeling in the mood, we hope you’ll sing along: Belly Belly Button, you’re oh so fine.
Ooo, Belly Button, I’m so happy you’re mine. Shiny and sturdy, and featuring a great (navel-shaped, naturally) die-cut cover, the Belly Button Book provides enduring, giggly, read-aloud fun. Oversized lap edition also availableperfect for more reading aloud!
4. Gomer the Gassy Goat: A Fart-Filled Tale
Author: by Hayley Rose
Kids and adults alike will love this hysterical, tongue-twisting read-aloud about a goat who farts A LOT! Whether he is making silly faces or farting during goat yoga, Gomer the Gassy Goat will have you laughing out loud before you can say,Trendy-bendy, nosy, noisy, smiley, smelly, classy, silly, sassy, gassy goat!
Always one to laugh with his friends, Gomer is considerate, and apologizes when he inadvertently passes gas. Fun goat facts included. Benefits of Humor in Books: 1. Helps kids fall in love with books.2. Motivates kids to read.3. Enhances comprehension. Benefits of Tongue Twisters in Books: 1.
Tongue twisters clarify the pronunciation of words.2. Tongue twisters stretch and strengthen the muscles which you use to speak.3. Tongue Twisters show you what words and sounds you have trouble with pronouncing.
5. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (Classic Seuss)
Author: by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss’s irrepressible optimism is front and center in Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? The perfect send-off for grads getting ready to venture off into the world! “When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue,when you start to get mad …
You should do what I do!” So begins the terrific advice of the wise old man in the Desert of Drize. This classic book provides the perfect antidote for readers of all ages who are feeling a bit down in the dumps.
Thanks to Dr. Seuss’s trademark rhymes and signature illustrations, readers will, without a doubt, realize just how lucky they truly are.
6. F is for FART: A rhyming ABC children's book about farting animals
Author: by J. Heitsch
This is a book about farts.Yes, farts. It’s also about ABCs, rhymes, and animals – but it’s mostly about farts, and making you and your loved ones laugh about farts. Each letter stands for an animal and is accompanied by a rhyme, which are all short and stinky – much like farts are stinky.
We hope you think this book stinks in all the right ways. What are the right ways?I’m glad you asked. We’ve got farts which smell, farts that BOOM, farts that splat, farts that upset your nose and send you for a tumble.
We’ve even got farts so bad you could use them in a rumble.Was it you?Was it me? No, of course not it was the animals! We’ve got animals from Australia, China, and even Madagascar! We’ve got animals from the east and animals from the west; animals from near and animals from far!
We’ve got animals which fly high in the sky and those that swim deep in the sea! We’ve even got animals which are imaginary and some which are extinct, but keep that between you and me! Some are from rivers, some live in trees!
7. The Gashlycrumb Tinies
Author: by Edward Gorey
A new, small-format edition of one of Edward Gorey’s dark masterpieces of surreal morality (Vanity Fair): a witty, disquieting journey through the alphabet.
8. The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump
Author: by Rob Sears
What if there’s a hidden dimension to Donald Trump; a sensitive, poetic side? Driven by this question, Rob Sears began combing Trump’s words for signs of poetry. What he found was a revelation. By simply taking the 45th President of the United States’ tweets and transcripts, cutting them up and reordering them, Sears unearthed a trove of beautiful verse that was just waiting to be discovered.
This groundbreaking collection gives readers a glimpse of Trump’s innermost thoughts and feelings on everything from the nature of truth, to what he hates about Lord Sugar. And it will reveal a hitherto hidden Donald, who may surprise and delight both students and critics alike.
Now with fifteen all-new poems as we lurch deeper into the Trump presidency, this timely publication also includes Sears’ scholarly footnotes and introduction, in which he excavates new critical angles and insights into the President’s poetry which the casual reader might initially overlook.
9. The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry
Author: by Larry Gonick
If you have ever suspected that “heavy water” is the title of a bootleg Pink Floyd album, believed that surface tension is an anxiety disorder, or imagined that a noble gas is the result of a heavy meal at Buckingham Palace, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry to set you on the road to chemical literacy.
You don’t need to be a scientist to grasp these and many other complex ideas, because The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry explains them all: the history and basics of chemistry, atomic theory, combustion, solubility, reaction stoichiometry, the mole, entropy, and much moreall explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations.
Chemistry will never be the same!
10. The Smeds and the Smoos
Author: by Julia Donaldson
Alison Green Books
Soar into space with this glorious love story of alien folk, from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man. The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove.
But peace is restored and love conquers all in this happiest of love stories. There’s even a gorgeous purple baby to celebrate! With fabulous rhymes and breathtaking illustrations, this book is literally out of this world!
11. Unexpectedly Eighty: And Other Adaptations (Judith Viorst's Decades)
Author: by Judith Viorst
Simon & Schuster
Judith Viorst returns with more poems in her Decades poetry series detailing the highs and lows of being an octogenarian. Continuing the comedic insight from I’m Too Young to be Seventy, these verses of memories and advice from eighty years of love, marriage, and grandchildren are sure to bring laughs.
What does it mean to be eighty? In her wise and playful poems, Judith Viorst discusses love, friendship, grand parenthood, and all the particular marvelsand otherwiseof this extraordinary decade. She describes the wonder of seeing the world with new eyesnot because of revelation but because of a successful cataract operation.
She promises not to gently fade away, and not to drive after daylight’s faded away either. She explains how she’s gotten to be a three-desserts grandmother (Just don’t tell your mom!, shares how memory failure can keep you married, and enumerates her hopes for the afterlife (which she doesn’t believe in, but if it does exist, her sister-in-law better not be there with her).
12. The Worst Poetry Book Ever
Author: by Lily Luverton
This book will leave you in silence. Whether it be from tears of laughter or from a single recurring thought: “WTF did I just read?”, The Worst Poetry Book Ever, is quite literally the worst poetry book ever.I hope you like it!Or hate it!
13. Whale Day: And Other Poems
Author: by Billy Collins
A wondrous collection from Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate and New York Times bestselling author of The Rain in Portugal The poems are marked by his characteristic humor and arise out of small, banal moments, unearthing the extraordinary or uncanny in the everyday.
The Wall Street JournalWhale Day brings together more than fifty poems and showcases the deft mixing of the playful and the serious that has made Billy Collins one of our country’s most celebrated and widely read poets. Here are poems that leap with whimsy and imagination, yet stay grounded in the familiar, common things of everyday experience.
Collins takes us for a walk with an impossibly ancient dog, discovers the original way to eat a banana, meets an Irish spider, and even invites us to his own funeral. Sensitive to the wonders of being alive as well as the thrill of mortality, Whale Day builds on and amplifies Collins’s reputation as one of America’s most interesting and durable poets.
14. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
Author: by T. S. Eliot
Harcourt, Brace & Co.
The inspiration for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical CATS, and its upcoming movie adaptation, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Taylor Swift (Bombalurina), Idris Elba (Macavity the Mystery Cat), Dame Judi Dench (Old Deuteronomy), Ian McKellen (Gus the Theatre Cat), James Corden (Bustopher Jones), Jennifer Hudson (Grizabella), Jason Derulo (Rum Tum Tugger), and Rebel Wilson (Jennyanydots).Cats!
Some are sane, and some are mad. Some are good, and some are bad … These lovable cat poems were written by T.S. Eliot for his godchildren and continue to delight children and grown-ups. Eliot’s beloved cat poems are a curious and artful homage to felines young and old, merry and fierce, small and unmistakably round, and Edward Gorey’s graphic interpretations are sure to charm.
15. K is for Knifeball: An Alphabet of Terrible Advice
Author: by Jory John
From the authors of the breakout bestseller All my friends are dead. (more than 175,000 copies sold) and in the humorous vein of Go the F*k to Sleep comes a laugh out loud collection of bad advice that turns the children’s alphabet book on its head.
Adorable illustrated characters lead readers down a path of poor decision making, and alphabetical, rhyming couplets offer terrible life lessons in which O is for opening things with your teeth, F is for setting Daddy’s wallet on fire, and R is for Raccoon (but definitely not for rabies).
With plenty of playfully disastrous choices lurking around every corner, this compendium of black humor may be terrible for actual children, but it’s perfect for the common senseless child in all adults.
16. That Time of Year: A Minnesota Life
Author: by Garrison Keillor
Arcade (December 1, 2020)
With the warmth and humor we’ve come to know, the creator and host of A Prairie Home Companion shares his own remarkable story. In That Time of Year, Garrison Keillor looks back on his life and recounts how a Brethren boy with writerly ambitions grew up in a small town on the Mississippi in the 1950s and, seeing three good friends die young, turned to comedy and radio.
Through a series of unreasonable lucky breaks, he founded A Prairie Home Companion and put himself in line for a good life, including mistakes, regrets, and a few medical adventures. PHC lasted forty-two years, 1,557 shows, and enjoyed the freedom to do as it pleased for three or four million listeners every Saturday at 5 p.M.Central.
He got to sing with Emmylou Harris and Rene Fleming and once sang two songs to the U.S.Supreme Court. He played a private eye and a cowboy, gave the news from his hometown, Lake Wobegon, and met Somali cabdrivers who’d learned English from listening to the show.
He wrote bestselling novels, won a Grammy and a National Humanities Medal, and made a movie with Robert Altman with an alarming amount of improvisation. He says, I was unemployable and managed to invent work for myself that I loved all my life, and on top of that I married well.