Book Review: Crackin’ a Smile

"Crackin' a Smile" for kids of all ages: a collection of poemsCrackin’ a Smile is a book made up of many limericks and poems. They are “for kids of all ages” and are ordered in the book alphabetically. With a title like “Crackin’ a Smile” you would expect that these will be fun and silly and will make you smile or maybe even laugh. Despite these poems and limericks being rather short and quickly read, Lelsi Johnson writes them in such a way that you can absolutely picture them as you are reading. A lot of them also have a bit of a surprise punch line which is what makes them so fun to read. (Crackles and Pops especially I was not expecting and had a great smile on my face when I reached the end.)

There are 41 limericks and poems in this book – you can easily read through them all in a rainy afternoon if you need a pick me up, or save one for each day and read it when you wake up to start your day off on a happy note or before bed to ensure some sweet dreams!

I received a free e-copy of this book as a part of Reedsy Discovery!

About the Book

Crackin’ a Smile is made up of mostly limericks intermingled with rhymed poems. The poems in “Crackin’ a Smile” are dedicated to people, everywhere, who have trouble crackin’ a smile. It affords an opportunity to lighten things up and bring laughter to the soul. Of course the smilers are welcome to take part and laugh at these silly poems, as well. Some of the titles are: Crackles and Pops HaRumph!! The Frog Prince I guarantee you, it is hard not to smile. Happy reading!

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