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 programmes, journalistic initiatives, and audio books. 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.in. 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. You can learn more at www.shobhatharoorsrinivasan.com