One might call this little book of jump rope rhymes a revival, but that would suggest that these childhood rhymes were — at some point — dead. Looking at the examples in this collection I find that very doubtful. With the originals still very present in the poets’ minds, Cinderella Jump Rope Rhymes presents itself as a string of re-imagined children’s poetry, going through a spectrum of lemon to flame in the process. The poets involved didn’t just bring a rainbow arsenal of crayons to the table however, they also added a pinch of wickedness, something dark, something mean, and something silly; the result is really quite enjoyable.
Apart from devilishly sweet verses, Cinderella Jump Rope Rhymes showcases the fruitful result of a collaborative effort of eight poets, Francesca Forrest, Erik Amundsen, Nadia Bulkin, Kyle Davis, Samantha Henderson, Rose Lemberg, Julia Rios, and Sonya Taaffe. Adam Oehlers treats the reader’s eyes to illustrations of the weird that transform this project into a stage on paper for the rhymes to act out their magic.
Cinderalla Jump Rope Rhymes is recommended, even for those ostensibly too old to jump rope.
This work, Cinderella Jump Rope Rhymes, is a derivative of Cinderella Jump Rope Rhymes by Alexandra Seidel, which appeared in A Periodical of Liberated Literature aka http://www.Fantastique-Unfettered.com, on Friday, March 30, 2012 and is licensed in kind under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.