THE WHIM-WHAM BOOK by Duncan--Ed. Emrich


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The Hodgepodge and Nonsense books were full of goodies drawn from Emrich's ruminations in the Folklore Section of the Library of Congress. These here Whim-Whams are ""living folklore"" contributed by readers all over the country. Living? . . . they're practically immortal. Who doesn't know ""Birds in the Wilderness"" or ""100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall"" or the umpteenth variations on elephant jokes and knock-knocks. Still grade school wits and desperate camp counselors will want to bone up on the ""minute mysteries,"" magic squares, grass-roots superstitions and autograph book items. Lots of this can already be found on library shelves. . . or duplicated off the top of your head. . . . Still the sheer abundance and sassy illustrations generate a carnival atmosphere.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1975
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Four Winds