The Penguin Book of Nonsense Verse
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The Penguin Book of Nonsense Verse

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A zany compendium of 127 of the world's best nonsense verses features the contributions of Lewis Carroll, John Updike, Ogden Nash, Shel Silverstein, Roald Dahl, and Edward Lear, among others.
Published (first published 1994)
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Jacques Bromberg
Aug 29, 2006 Jacques Bromberg rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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.
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...more
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