Search Results: "Edward Lear"


BOOK REVIEW

AN EDWARD LEAR ALPHABET by Edward Lear
Released: April 30, 1999

"The colors and graphics add a very effective jolt to this silly, quite old, ABC. (Picture book. 3-6)"
PLB 0-06-028114-6 An Edward Lear Alphabet (32 pp.; $14.95, PLB $14.89; Apr. 30; 0-06-028113-8, PLB 0-06-028114-6): By injecting Lear's alphabet with vivid shots of color and joyful graphics, Radunsky blasts this Victorian verse into the 21st century. Read full book review >

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THE NEW VESTMENTS by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Nothing in the book stays still: the eye keeps moving, and reading becomes a roller-coaster ride. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lear's slapstick poem about a man who dresses himself up in clothes made of different kinds of food and then gets attacked by ``Beasticles, Birdlings, and Boys'' who eat his clothes. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Illustrated with a mix of Lear's sketches and new pen-and-ink drawings in the same spirit, this delivers the kind of funny business for which Idle is known, and will probably appease adult Python fans who wish to pass on a gentler form of the lunacy to their children. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When a Monty Python alum offers a novelization of an Edward Lear poem, it's practically guaranteed to be a Silly Walk. Read full book review >

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THE COURTSHIP OF THE YONGHY-BONGHY BÒ by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2012

"For some readers, the shortcomings won't matter. Lear's writing is still a delight, and whatever vehicle it arrives in doesn't diminish the strength of it much at all. (iPad storybook app. 2-10)"
A mismatch of adaptation style to source, this cartoon version of Lear's nonsense poem about lost love on a beach fails to live up to the wildly inventive wordplay of the text. Read full book review >

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THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Like the title characters, the art walks 'hand in hand' with the 22-line poetic romance as this delightfully charming creation does, indeed, 'dance by the light of the moon.' (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Surprisingly, there isn't a "beautiful pea-green boat[ful]" of illustrated renditions of Lear's most famous and favorite verse, making Mortimer's version with her signature style of handsome, whisker-realistic cat images a perfect marriage to the tale. Read full book review >

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NONSENSE! by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Cheerfully absurd. (biography, map) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fisher's bright collages of mixed media are a wonderful match for Lear's whimsical limericks. Read full book review >

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A WAS ONCE AN APPLE PIE by Edward Lear
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 5, 1992

"American folk and craft design,'' are nicely designed. (Picture book. 2-7)"
``K was once a little kite,/ Kity/ Whity/ Flighty/ Kity/ Out of sighty/ Little kite''—such is Lear's amusingly nonsensical pattern for each of the 26 letters. Read full book review >

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THE OWL AND THE PUSSY-CAT by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"An endearing version that appeals to children and adults alike. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Edward Lear's famous lovers sail away for a year and a day in this lushly illustrated picture-book edition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A visit with an a slightly doddering old friend. (Poetry/Picture book. All ages)"
The witty watercolors of Lemieux (The Pied Piper of Hamelin, 1993, etc.) enrich this collection of Lear limericks originally published in 1846 in The Book of Nonsense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"The riotous colors and patterns reflect the joy of the love story and the fun of the nonsense verse, and breathe new life into a classic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The illustrations are what make this latest edition of Edward Lear's classic poem about two unlikely lovers worth a second look. Read full book review >