Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Book Review: Rhyming Pretzels

I decided to try a different publisher for my book reviews. Dorrance Publishing sells a larger variety of books, mostly from new authors. The book I chose was Rhyming Pretzels, The Word-Play Game with a Comical Twist by D. R. Curtis.

The concept is pretty simple, you make a paragraph or story, around 5 sentences long, using as many words as you can that rhyme. The word pretzel is supposed to have a comical, surprise, thoughtful or insightful twist. There are lots of pages, with lots of space for you to add your pretzel. On each page, she provides you with lists of words that rhyme to get you started.

It is an interesting concept, and she does say that we have to use our mind actively and be positive in creating these pretzels. Personally I find it pretty intimidating to create my own comical twists. And I think it would have been useful to have bought a rhyming dictionary instead of having them provided in this format.

I think it would be great for people who work with words, or who are witty, or enjoy playing word games and want to try something different.

I received a complimentary copy of Rhyming Pretzels as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. Visit to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It sounds like fun, certainly a different twist over the tried and true word games.

Allie said...

My boys might enjoy that. The only way I can make up funny or rhyming stuff is by putting it to music. I've done great disservice to many popular songs!