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Zo's Palindromes: P.A.L.I.N.D.R.O.M.E by Derek Chin and Diana Chin Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
Zo's Palindromes The subtitle of this book spells PALINDROME: Perfectly Arranged Letters, Incredibly Natural, Dramatically Reversed, Obviously Magically Enlightening! That is an apt description of this volume. Contained within its 380 pages are over six thousand original palindromes, and some of the best ever invented. Chin is a natural at creating natural-sounding palindromic sentences: ET is drawn in at an inward site, Stunt: New Yorker trek Roy went nuts, and some that are much, much longer. Many of the palindromes are poetic and philosophical. On the back cover of the book, Derrel Sims describes first getting to know Derek Chin: "I learned of his remarkable ability to create palindromes. I have never seen anyone in Mensa, Intertel or other high IQ societies, who could create palindromes instantaneously and in such incredible volume." This truly unique book cannot be passed by by any true word lover.
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Fun-with-words.com > Palindromes Books > Palindromes and Anagrams
Palindromes and Anagrams by Howard W. Bergerson Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
Palindromes and Anagrams Howard Bergerson's Palindromes and Anagrams is an important book in the world of palindromes. The author is a former editor of Word Ways and so the book is fairly comprehensive. There are many examples of palindromes, including Palindromic Poetry and Vocabularyclept Poetry (using the words of one poem to create another).
It also covers several other subjects related to wordplay. There is an excellent introduction to multi-word anagrams as well as a list of over one thousand examples mostly drawn from pre-1930 sources.
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Palindromania! by Jon Agee Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
Palindromania! This collection of some 170 illustrated palindromes follows in the style of Agee's five earlier works on wordplay. Many of the illustrations in Palindromania! are in comic strip format. In one of the hilarious cartoons, the first frame depicts a fat inmate escaping from Lew's Diet Prison. An angry prison guard shouts "Hey! Obese boy! Eh!" He is joined by a second guard to whom he says "Well, let's tell Lew." In the final frame the two officers are shown explaining to their boss: "We lost a fatso, Lew." There is no end to Agee's creativeness. He even coins a new word, aibophobia, meaning unusual fear of palindromes. The blend of wordplay and nonsensical illustrations will appeal to adults and children alike.
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Fun-with-words.com > Palindromes Books > Sit on a Potato Pan, Otis!
Sit on a Potato Pan, Otis!: More Palindromes by Jon Agee Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
Sit on a Potato Pan, Otis! This is the third book from Jon Agee in which every palindrome appears as either the punch line or caption to a page-sized cartoon. One of the 60 illustrations depicts a banana, an apple, and a lemon standing in front of a poster announcing the "Fruit of the Year" winner. " No way a papaya won!" remarks the disgruntled apple. Guaranteed to amuse readers of virtually any age, Sit On a Potato Pan, Otis! is great fun to read either forwards or backwards. Hardcover Edition.
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Fun-with-words.com > Palindromes Books > Mad Amadeus Sued a Madam
Mad Amadeus Sued a Madam by Allan Miller, Lee Lorenz (Illustrator) and Roger Angell (Introduction) Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
Mad Amadeus Sued a Madam Mad Amadeus Sued a Madam is a book for both aficionado and beginner, a delightful compendium of "a furtive collection of letters which, weirdly and all on its own, resembles itself perfectly when looked at from the other end." As the synopsis says: "The refined world of the collector of palindromes is a world where a gem such as Sununu's Tonsil is not Sununu's provides the kind of satisfaction that the rest of the world would get from discovering life on another planet. Allan Miller's often dotty combinations are illustrated and expanded upon by New Yorker cartoonist Lee Lorenz."
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Fun-with-words.com > Palindromes Books > Too Hot to Hoot
Too Hot to Hoot: Funny Palindrome Riddles by Marvin Terban and Giulio Maestro (Illustrator) Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
Too Hot to Hoot Too Hot to Hoot is a beautifully illustrated book of palindromes suitable for enthusiasts of wordplay of any age. It contains three-letter palindrome riddles, trickier palindrome puzzles, flip-flop phrases, palindrome sentences, palindromic numbers, and a chapter on three famous palindromes. It is available as a paperback and contains drawings by Giulio Maestro who has also illustrated a number of other 'word books'. The inclusion of many visual puzzles makes it particularly engaging for children.
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Fun-with-words.com > Palindromes Books > I Love Me, Vol. I
I Love Me, Vol. I: S. Wordrow's Palindrome Encyclopedia by Michael Donner Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
I Love Me, Vol. I Arranged from aa (a type of lava) to Zzz-zzz-zzz (snoring), this book of many happy returns will have everybody reading not only between the lines, but north, south, east, and west along them! Of all the palindrome collections available, none is more comprehensive than this volume of 3,500 palindromes by the founding editor of Games magazine, Michael Donner. His amusing and informative commentaries which accompany the entries create a work which is nothing short of addictive. Much of the book comprises a collection of previously published palindromes, but the author himself contributes several very good original examples. I Love Me, Vol. I is a must for all aficionados and wordsmiths. 400 pages, Paperback.
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Fun-with-words.com > Palindromes Books > Ana Nab a Banana
Ana Nab a Banana: A Book of Palindromes by Craig Hansen Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
Ana Nab a Banana Hansen's Ana Nab a Banana: A Book of Palindromes contains one hundred illustrated palindromic sentences. Ranging from the plain and simple – Smug guns – to the incredible and ambitious – Now sir, a war is never even. Sir, a war is won – all palindromes in this collection are fantastically illustrated with lively drawings by the author. This is wordplay at its finest.
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Fun-with-words.com > Palindromes Books > Go Hang a Salami, I'm a Lasagna Hog!
Go Hang a Salami, I'm a Lasagna Hog!: And Other Palindromes by Jon Agee Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
Go Hang a Salami, I'm a Lasagna Hog! Even the International Standard Book Number of this book (0374334730) and price (before discount) are palindromes! Go Hang a Salami, I'm a Lasagna Hog! by Jon Agee combines palindromes with plenty of delightful and imaginative illustrations. On one page an orchestra conductor is conducting with a banana, and a cellist cries out "Not a banana, baton!" This hilarious book will appeal to children and adults alike. Hardcover Edition.
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Fun-with-words.com > Palindromes Books > So Many Dynamos!
So Many Dynamos!: And Other Palindromes by Jon Agee Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
So Many Dynamos! Continuing from the success of his first book of this type (Go Hang a Salami, I'm a Lasagna Hog!, above) Jon Agee has produced another 60 palindromes, each put in context by a large, comic illustration. So Many Dynamos! presents palindromes in a highly inventive visual way that will impress any wordplay enthusiast. Hardcover Edition.
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Fun-with-words.com > Palindromes Books > The Dead Sea Scroll Palindromes
The Dead Sea Scroll Palindromes by Howard Richler (Editor), Danny Shanahan (Illustrator) and Pierre Billon Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
The Dead Sea Scroll Palindromes The author, Howard Richler, has been writing a newspaper column entitled Speaking of Language since 1992. He has also written extensively for the American language journals Word Ways and Verbatim. Much of his work, whether it is published material or interactive workshops, is aimed at showing his students that language is a fun-filled activity. This book is sure to challenge and delight any child through creative palindromes.
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Fun-with-words.com > Palindromes Books > A Man, A Plan... 2002; The Year in Palindromes
A Man, A Plan... 2002; The Year in Palindromes by Mark Saltveit Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
This book celebrates the palindromic year 2002 with 247 palindromes commemorating events occurring on various days in history. On Valentine's Day, for example, we have Jim Beloff's modern classic: Lapses? Order red roses, pal. There are also longer items on subjects including Sotades, the ancient inventor of the palindrome, movie and sports palindromes, and magic word squares. There is also a section of biographies of many palindrome writers. The author, Mark Saltveit, is a stand-up comedian, and has been editor of the Palindromist Magazine. This book includes both classics (Madam, I'm Adam) and original palindromes (Men, I'm Eminem).
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