Book Review: An Alphabestiary by Derek Kannemeyer (Three Stars)

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Book Review: An Alphabestiary by Derek Kannemeyer

(Three Stars)

A pleasant, if uneven collection of short poems about animals, real and imaginary. Kanemeyer’s best are comparable with Ogden Nash. Unfortunately as the book progresses (he goes through the alphabet four times), the quality decreases.

A pleasant diversion, even if some fall flat. Most readers will find one or two with mesmerizes. Unfortunately the cute illustrations which accompany the first sets revert to stock images.

A sample: Carpe Noctum

The Fireflies are out tonight.

They flit and flick the lawns with light.

I’ve scores of chores to prioritize,

But first, I’ll watch the Fireflies.

(Full Disclosure: I was loaned a copy of the book in return for an honest review.)

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