I AM GOING NOWHERE: Nonsense Rhymes by Millicent Brower

I AM GOING NOWHERE: Nonsense Rhymes

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The trouble with these four to eight-line rhymes is not that they go nowhere but that they proceed with so little imagination. They range from the flatly predictable (""A giraffe went out for a breath of air/ With his neck up straight and proud./ He stuck it up, so very high/ He lost it in a cloud!"") to the mildly absurd (""Have you seen cousin Esme?/ She wears ropes and ropes of pearls./ She was born with a bed of oysters/ Growing in her curls."") Himler's fine-line old fashioned whimsy (he illustrated Baby) shows a duck on a paddle wheel ""going nowhere"" and generally elaborates and elevates the humor for those who don't demand much of the verse.

Pub Date: Dec. 31st, 1972
Publisher: Putnam