THE QUANGLE WANGLE’S HAT by Edward Lear

THE QUANGLE WANGLE’S HAT

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Age Range: 6 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Lear’s rhymed introduction to a lonely treetop creature who gladly allows a menagerie of birds, plus such less familiar creatures as the Dong and the Pobble, to perch on his oversized hat exerts its accustomed magic: “And at night by the light of the Mulberry moon / They danced to the Flute of the Blue Baboon, / On the broad green leaves of the Crumpetty Tree, / And all were as happy as happy could be….” In color-drenched cartoons, Voce depicts the Quangle Wangle Quee as a koala, face nearly hidden beneath a huge, floppy hat decked with lace and ribbons, who presides over a swelling troop of smiling, pop-eyed guests. The first separate rendition of the rhyme since Janet Stevens’s 1988 edition, this makes a smile-inducing companion to Voce’s version of The Owl and the Pussycat (1991). (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-7636-1289-8
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2004




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