The Hopeful Trout and Other Limericks

by John Ciardi | Humor |
ISBN: 9780395436066 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 6/2/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, June 02, 2020
I got this ex-library hardcover from Better World Books. It contains an assortment of limericks - some funny, some groan-inducing, and a few on the darkly-humorous side. [The book seems suitable for children, as in "free of the racier limericks" {wry grin}.] Some that I particularly liked:

There was a young lady from Gloucester
Who complained that her parents both bossed her,
So she ran off to Maine.
Did her parents complain?
Not at all - they were glad to have lost her.

[It also serves as an example of the correct pronunciation of "Gloucester"!]

Then there's the rather surreal title poem:

There once was a trout on a plate
Who thought, "Was it something I ate
That brought on this dream?
I'll be back in the stream
when it's over. Till then, I'll just wait.

The illustration shows a fork nearing the blissfully-musing trout, so things probably won't end well. [Though who puts a live trout on a dinner plate? Hmmm - maybe this book's darker than I thought!]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, New Searles Rd in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, June 13, 2020

Released 3 mos ago (6/13/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library, New Searles Rd in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Guidelines for safely visiting and stocking Little Free Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the LFL site here.

I'm leaving this book in my new Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, September 15, 2020
This one's been in the LFL for several months without being claimed, so I'm taking it back to release elsewhere.

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Griffin Mill Dam in Auburn, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Released 6 days ago (9/15/2020 UTC) at Griffin Mill Dam in Auburn, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Guidelines for safely visiting and stocking Little Free Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the LFL site here.

I left this book, bagged against the elements, on a picnic table at the little turnout spot near the dam on Hooksett Road. (The photo shows a nearby tree starting to sport autumn foliage.) Hope someone enjoys the book!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2020 You're Such an Animal challenge. ***

Journal Entry 5 by justspecimens at Auburn, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, September 16, 2020
A very cute collection of kid-friendly limericks. I found and read this on my lunch hour and will re-release today in a spot to be determined

Journal Entry 6 by justspecimens at Playground in Deerfield, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Released 5 days ago (9/16/2020 UTC) at Playground in Deerfield, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I considered leaving this in the local Little Free Library but saw the previous journalist had it in their own LFL for several months without success. So I opted to leave it in a different child-friendly place in hopes someone will find it there.

Journal Entry 7 by Meg4414 at Deerfield, New Hampshire USA on Friday, September 18, 2020
very cute book

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