OH, THAT'S RIDICULOUS! by William -- Ed. Cole


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No one who has read the Cole-Ungerer Oh, What Nonsense (1966) and Oh, How Silly (1970) or observed their circulation has to be urged to try this latest sampling of old and new lunacy. As usual Cole eschews the standard Lear and Carroll and Gilbert (""who're all nutty as a filbert"") for such oddly compatible crazies as Shel Silverstein, Spike Milligan, Laura E. Richards and Theodore Roethke; as usual the Ungerish drawings are happily outre. Any comment would be superfluous after Cole's own ""Song of Thanks,"" which ends, ""It's best of all that everyone's/ So tolerant today/ That I can write this sort of stuff/ And not get put away."" Thanks again.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1972
Publisher: Viking