In a delightful introduction, Prelutsky--himself well-known as a comic poet--explains that the present collection was...

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POEMS OF A. NONNY MOUSE

In a delightful introduction, Prelutsky--himself well-known as a comic poet--explains that the present collection was initiated in a correspondence with Ms. Mouse, who has had trouble getting recognition for her work ever since someone misspelled her name as ""Anonymous."" Here are some of her most characteristic rhymes. As might be expected from a mouse, many of these are about small things and many about animals. All have the lilt of traditional verse; they're all funny, ranging from dry wit to total hilarity. Prelutsky claims that he wrote just four, and challenges the reader to identify them. This reader believes him capable of having perpetrated any one of them, though many are already familiar. Related pieces appear together, allowing Drescher to combine several in his extraordinary, surreal double spreads. With a marvelous, irreverent, calligraphic line, he shapes the antics of the bizarre creatures, then paints them in gloriously cheerful, subtle colors. Drescher's art has always been a critical success; here the subject and the style are an especially felicitous match. An ebullient collection to provide hours of fun.

Pub Date: Nov. 10, 1989

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 40

Publisher: Knopf

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15, 1989