An illustrated collection of primarily traditional or anonymous verses.
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PreSchool-Grade 3-- An engaging collection of 70 nonsense verses by that most prolific of poets, A. Nonny Mouse (long misspelled Anonymous due to a fateful typo). Prelutsky, a fellow poet and unabashed admirer, has compiled (along with four of his own creations) some of her most playful rhymes, limericks, quips, and chants--all with a touch of the wacky, the way-out, and the wonderful. Selections are illustrated with Drescher's signature watercolors highlighted with black-ink scratches and splatters of color. Fluid and exuberant, the crazy cast of characters (many of whom Drescher fans will recognize) gaily prance across the double-page spreads, while observant readers will enjoy spotting the disarming, diminutive poet in each drawing. Dancing sausages, talking shoes, an assortment of bizarre feathered creatures and outlandish insects abound. The people are surreal at best, and often grotesque, but perfectly suit the divine silliness of the verses--"As I went out/ The other day,/ My head fell off/ and rolled away./ But when I noticed/ It was gone,/ I picked it up/ And put it on." Even the youngest readers will nevermore see the ubiquitous nom de plume without thinking of the irrepressible Ms. Mouse. --Luann Toth , School Library Journal
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Book Description Random House Children's Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G039498711XI3N10
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 039498711X Ex-library book with usual markings. Good Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z039498711XZ3
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 039498711X. Bookseller Inventory # 164824
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, NY, 1989. Pictorial Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: None. Illus. In Color (illustrator). First Edition. Book is Ex-Libris - Library card pocket on rear of RFEP, some light rubbing on top/bottom edges of spine, 4 corners are lightly bumped/rubbed, small library stamp on top right corner of REP. Unpaginated (42pp). Mulit-color pictorial cloth. First Ed. with complete number line. Library binding. Tight, square, bright copy. No internal notations. No DJ. Illus. in color by Henrik Drescher. Quite imaginative and bizarre. Alice in Wonderlandish. 4 poems by Prelutsky in this book. Other poems are a compilation of nonsensical and amusing poems from unattributed sources. Prelutsky poems are "A Silly Young Fellow Named Ben" - "I Dribbled Catsup On My Pet" - "A Clever Gorilla Named Gus" - "The Farm Is In A Flurry." USPS Tracking provided. (H) Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Children. Bookseller Inventory # 17720
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Cover. very good hardcover with no dust jacket, 1989, pictorial cover. Bookseller Inventory # 170914-MG15
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1989. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG039498711X