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Naming Book of Rascally Rhymes
By (author): Jordan Troutt Illustrated by: Sarah Preston
Jordan Troutt ,

Illustrated by :

Sarah Preston



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Primary and secondary/elementary and high school: Interest age, years 4 - 8
Oct 15, 2008
$21.00 CAD


10in x 9 x 0.4 in | 0.14 lb

Page Count:

36 pages
Palimpsest Press
The Naming Book of Rascally Rhymes is an alphabetically ordered list of common names with whimsical descriptions of each child. Each poem is clever, silly and a delight to read. Here you will find Abigail who has a face “that’s as sweet as an angel, but when she sings her song, it turns strangely bestial” and Ian who “ate worms and toads and rocks and snails a la mode.” These playful and lively rhymes, illustrated in full-colour by Sarah Preston-Bloor, will appeal to children and adults alike.

Jordan Troutt is a poet, critic, philosopher, craftsman and expert fly fisherman. A product of higher education, he enjoys low forms of humour, frequently speaking in rhymes and making up silly songs. It was serendipity that led him to write his first children’s book, and now he intends to keep publishing until he runs out of ideas. He lives in Southwestern Ontario with his family and many pets.

“Jordan Troutt has penned a witty and re-readable book of deadpan rhymes… With silly wit that’s a hairsbreadth from nonsense, Troutt seems to channel the spirit of Lewis Carroll… Sarah Preston-Bloor’s whimsical illustrations are an ideal complement to the verses, colourfully depicting wide-eyed little darlings in a variety of misadventures. This is the kind of book you’ll thumb through for a giggle even when the kids aren’t around.” — Our Children Magazine“Troutt perfectly blends an upper level alphabet book with rhymes to produce a humorous selection of poetry. The illustrations are expressive and go hand-in-hand with the poems. This collection of rhymes is very entertaining and full of silly fun, making it great for storytelling.”— Resource Links

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