Book Title: It’s Time to Rhyme
Author: Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan
Published By: Aleph Book Company
ASIN & Edition: B09W9FKB83 & 1st
No.of pages: 46
About the Book
With offerings from sonnets in iambic pentameter, to limericks, acrostics, and villanelles, It’s Time to Rhyme is the perfect introduction to the joys of poetry for readers of all ages. Using ingenious examples, Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan explains the fun world of verse while inviting children to use their creativity and write their own poems. Whether you’re a young reader interested in knowing how poetry works, a parent looking for an entertaining way to explore the form with your children, or a teacher looking for a unique text to introduce students to the basics of verse, It’s Time to Rhyme is the essential book for young rhymesters and wordsmiths to learn about the enthralling universe of poetry.
About the Author
Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan is a children’s author, poet, editor, and voice-over talent. She is also a former non-profit development professional who spent two decades as an advocate and fundraiser for persons with disabilities. Shobha has recorded voice work for documentaries, educational programs, journalistic initiatives, and audiobooks. She has published and translated children’s books in India and the United States, including A Pie Surprise and Other Stories, the award-winning Indi-Alphabet, and How Many Lines in a Limerick?. Shobha’s work has been anthologized by Tulika Books, Solstice, and Skipping Stones. Essays and reviews have appeared in publications including India Currents, Bizworld, and Scroll. Her most recent book Prince With a Paintbrush: The Story of Raja Ravi Varma was a 2021 BTB Wordsmiths of the Year ‘Best Book’. Shobha loves words because they make her heart and voice sing.
What to Expect
- Expect a book that explains the types of poems to the kids in an intelligent way.
- Expect a book that is colorful and informational.
- Expect a short, sweet, and playful book with lots of content to know.
Who can read
As the title suggests, the book is intended for kids. But, for readers who want to start understanding and reading poetry from the basics, this book will be a great heads-up.
To be very honest, I am not a huge fan of poetry. But, the year 2020 made the impossible possible. I started reading Indian poetry, preferably modern poetry. This book came as a surprise to me. This week, i.e. May 2nd to May 8th is World Children’s Book Week. And reading this book intended for children to inculcate poetry in the kids is a remarkable coincidence. In this book, what I love the most is the free flow of the words. I would recommend this book to every parent and poetry admirer.
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The beauty of author Shobha’s words in the poems is as sweet as ice cream. The easy and cool writing with thoughtful lines is a treat to read. The colorful illustrations make the book reader desirable. A recommended book for young readers.
Grammar & Vocabulary
Simple language with good vocabulary is found in the book.
What did I like
1. The illustrations.
2. The explanations of types of poems.
3. The themes of the poems.
What could have been better
The book is a treat! No flaws are found.
The book will appeal to those people who like simple, sweet, and comforting words. It is a sure entertainer.
Pick it if
- You like simple poetry books.
- You like to read children’s books.