Book Review: The Sillyverse by Genevieve and Kerrin Revell

(Ad-gifted) - We were sent this book to review, all thoughts and opinions are my own

This weeks book review is on a silly nonsense poem book for kids. The Sillyverse by Genevieve and Kerrin Revell. It’s a brilliant way to get kids into poems, and great for a few laughs!

Book Review: The Sillyverse by Genevieve and Kerrin Revell

Book Description

You’re here to find out

What this book is about

But you’re out of luck

’cause there’s only a duck

(There is a small picture of a duck on the back cover!!)

Our Thoughts on The Sillyverse

The Sillyverse is full of nonsense, it will give you belly laughs for sure. Some of the poems are just a few lines and others much longer, but they are all silly! Fun little snippets that will give you a giggle, some rhyme, some don’t, some will leave you thinking ugh? Best of all they are a play on words!

Book Review: The Sillyverse by Genevieve and Kerrin Revell

I think my favourites are the ones based on nursery rhymes we all know. As an example the one called A Little Lamb. The rhyme goes Mary had a little lamb it’s fleece as white as snow. That part we all know don’t we? But then it finishes with why it was in her stomach I guess we’ll never know. It’s a great take on playing with the words, stating the obvious in fact.

Book Review: The Sillyverse by Genevieve and Kerrin Revell

The illustrations are well drawn and have that playful nature to fit the poems. I can imagine the authors had hours of fun creating this book! Thanks for sharing it with us, I’ve enjoyed being in on the jokes!

I would highly recommend this book for kids, around 6 years plus. It contains over 130 pages of hilarious poems, that will keep you going for a while!

Thanks to Austin Macauley publisher’s for our review copy


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(Ad-gifted) - We were sent this book to review, all thoughts and opinions are my own


  1. Mickie Bull
    15th March 2019 / 8:05 pm

    Hickory Dickory Dock!

  2. Ruth Harwood
    10th March 2019 / 9:32 am

    Baa Baa Black Sheep!

  3. Geri Gregg
    9th March 2019 / 1:16 pm

    I love the nursery rhyme Georgie Porgie as my son George loves it when I sing it to him

  4. Christine Lockley
    8th March 2019 / 1:25 pm

    We love Hey Diddle Diddle

  5. Carrie-Anne Brown
    7th March 2019 / 9:49 pm

    Row Row Row Your Boat!

  6. Ursula Hunt
    7th March 2019 / 11:42 am

    I like Twinkle twinkle little star

  7. Michelle Smith
    7th March 2019 / 12:11 am

    Little Bo Peep

  8. Angela treadway
    6th March 2019 / 10:26 pm

    twinkle, twinkle little star x

  9. Corinne Henson
    6th March 2019 / 9:38 pm

    The wheels on the bus is pretty catchy 😂

  10. Rich Tyler
    6th March 2019 / 3:07 pm

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

  11. Claire Nutman
    6th March 2019 / 2:27 pm

    Humpty Dumpty !

  12. Priscilla Stubbs
    6th March 2019 / 12:55 pm

    I love little Miss Muffet. It reminds of when my daughter was young and used to say “Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet eating her turds and whey” I still remind her of it over 40 years later!

  13. Sally Collingwood
    6th March 2019 / 11:09 am

    I love Polly Put the ketttle on!

  14. Amanda Hart
    6th March 2019 / 9:55 am

    Twinkle star is my all time fav

  15. Kayleigh Watkins
    5th March 2019 / 11:39 pm

    Another great book and giveaway, good luck all xx

  16. janine atkin
    5th March 2019 / 8:16 pm

    humpty dumpty

  17. T Brailey
    5th March 2019 / 8:09 pm

    I love Mary had a little Lamb.

  18. Katie
    5th March 2019 / 7:59 pm

    Twinkle twinkle little star

  19. Chloe Taylor
    5th March 2019 / 7:42 pm

    Great poems – made me laugh! Love the illustrations too. thanks xx

  20. Margaret Clarkson
    5th March 2019 / 1:42 pm

    Dr Foster

  21. iain maciver
    5th March 2019 / 11:11 am

    hickory dickery dock

  22. Margaret GALLAGHER
    5th March 2019 / 8:44 am

    Hickory Dickery Dock

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