LAUGHING TIME: Collected Nonsense by William Jay Smith

LAUGHING TIME: Collected Nonsense

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This expanded reissue of a durable favorite, containing one third new material, is sure to tickle the funnybones of a new generation. Smith has added poems throughout as well as four completely new sections. There are 23 new limericks and, among the funniest new poems, six ""Imaginary Dialogues"" that should amuse even those who don't recognize participants like Granville Hicks and Carlos Baker. Previously undocumented ""Nonsense Birds"" include the ""Common Mudlatch."" Krahn contributes suitably silly pen drawings for many of the new items and a giggle-making ostrich for the jacket, all in keeping with his illustrations for the earlier edition. With 50 more pages, smaller print and dimensions, and less white space, the format here has a new, more crowded look but may be more appealing to older readers--a reason (in addition to the new material) for purchase by libraries that already have the first edition.

Pub Date: Dec. 19th, 1990
ISBN: 0374443157
Page count: 176pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux