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Quentin Blakes Book Of Nonsense Verse

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  65 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Ever eaten Poodle Strudel? Slain a Jabberwock? Bathed in Irish Stew? Quentin Blake is one of the best loved of children’s illustrators. In this brilliant book he has selected and illustrated his favourite comic verse, making it pure entertainment for nonsense-lovers of all ages. His unique style of drawing brings a new perspective to every poem. Classic writers such as Lew ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 7th 1997 by Puffin (first published 1994)
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Jacques Bromberg
Aug 29, 2006 Jacques Bromberg rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of children's lit., Shel Silverstein, clever nonsense poetry
Quentin Blake's anthology of nonsense verse contains many familiar classics (e.g. Carroll's "Jabberwocky") alongside many that will become instant favorites. Original drawings by the editor only sweeten the deal.
notable - ogden nash, -the purist-. Laura Richards, -eletelephony-
Roger Mcgough, -gazebos-
lord Alfred Douglas, -the duck-

Part-read, in a non-linear fashion.
Tim O'Riordan
Thoroughly entertaining book with wonderfully enjoyaboe nonsense poems for children and adults.
Natasha Gough
Read it as a child, still enjoy it now:)
Janaki Murali
Absolutely wonderful anthology. I have been reading and re-reading again and again and also read out some verses from here at a summer workshop for children.
Inter N.
A real 'whale' of a tale.
Minke Y.
A real “whale” of a tale.
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Quentin Saxby Blake, CBE, FCSD, RDI, is an English cartoonist, illustrator and children's author, well known for his collaborations with writer Roald Dahl.

Blake was educated at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School. His English teacher, JH Walsh, influenced his ambition to become involved in literature. His first published drawing was for the satirical magazine Punch, at the age of 16. He
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