Nonsense!

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What's as deliciously silly as Edward Lear's verse?

Valorie Fisher's sly, imaginative illustrations, that's what!

Using everything from etchings to ephemera to her own wildly patterned artwork, Fisher re-creates Lear's world -- where people waltz with flies, ride geese out to sea, and build balloons to examine the moon -- in a fresh and ever-so-fanciful way.

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Starred Review. Grade 1-5–These 15 limericks are accompanied by wonderful pictures that mirror their consistency and their surprise. Each poem is given a spread, with the words on the left (inside a fancy, scroll-like box set against patterns reminiscent of old wallpaper) and the illustration on the right. Fisher's artwork is technically remarkable; she photographs scenes made from an assemblage of old toys and figurines, cutouts of old prints, patterned paper, and hand-drawn figures, all arranged and composed to simulate a look of almost palpable depth. The "Old Man of Berlin," for example, who was baked in a cake, is shown with a paper leg sticking straight out of what appears to be a real dessert. The artist has a great feel for a mix of elegance and goofiness, of Victorianism and modernism. Her characters conduct themselves with dignity while in some decidedly undignified situations (like riding a goose out to sea or walking on flower-draped stilts). The definitions of unfamiliar words are cleverly integrated into the design of each page. An afterword and a map add some biographical information about Lear and show where the poems are set. Treat your readers to Nonsense!, a book that they will return to again and again.–Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL
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