An octet of jaunty if familiar traditional ditties, illustrated with an oom-pah beat and a libertarian employment of...

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MOSES SUPPOSES HIS TOESES ARE ROSES: And Seven Other Silly Old Rhymes

An octet of jaunty if familiar traditional ditties, illustrated with an oom-pah beat and a libertarian employment of Pennsylvania Dutch motifs. Besides the title piece the other ""silly old rhymes"" include a tongue twister, ""Betty Botter bought some butter""; a limerick about neat Dizzy McPete ("". . . When he gets out of bed/ He stands on his head/ To be sure he won't dirty his feet""); the four-line ""Algie and the Bear""; and a circular "". . . and Kate saw I saw Esau saw that I saw Esau kissing Kate. . ."" that's arranged in a circle around the picture. These are illustrated in a comic country style with folks in poke bonnets, buckle shoes, and long turned-up noses, hopping and jigging and sometimes undergoing bizarre contortions. There's nothing spontaneous or captivating about the expressions, but they are perky enough; and the occasional strange distortions help cut the corn.

Pub Date: April 29, 1983

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1983