Birth date: May 12, 1812
Died: December 13, 1901
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This was utter nonsense!I guess the title should have given fair warning, but I was still surprised at it. Maybe I was missing a lot, but I could not get anything out of these poems and was just hoping the book would finish quickly. Really not my cup of tea. ~Little Black Classics 100~
Well, he's not PC, but the Owl and the Pussy Cat is still great.
A funny nonsense poem (I would expect no less from Lear). Lear died before he finished it, so Ogden Nash filled in the blanks. It's also from the 1960s, and Burkert's introduction laments that the Blue Whale might soon be extinct. It's still an endangered species, but it's not extinct yet.
Available online at Scroobious Pip. This is my favorite, I think, because there is a logic to it: all the other critters trying to figure out what the pip is. And also, because I love the sound of the noises And sang these words with a rumbling sound- Chippetty Flip; Flippetty Chip And sang thes...
**Reviewing edition selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.This book looked appealing for two reasons. First, I'm a big fan of Hague's illustrations elsewhere (Kate Culhane, The Reluctant Dragon). Second, I fell utterly in love with The Owl and the Pussy Cat via Hilary Knight's the Owl and the ...