The Puffin Book of Nonsense Verse, Paperback


Ever eaten Poodle Strudel? Slain a Jabberwock? Bathed in Irish Stew? Quentin Blake is one of the best loved of children's illustrators.

In this brilliant book he has selected and illustrated his favourite comic verse, making it pure entertainment for nonsense-lovers of all ages.

His unique style of drawing brings a new perspective to every poem.

Classic writers such as Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear are combined with more contemporary talents such as Roger McGough, Margaret Mahy and Russell Hoban.

With fifteen wonderfully absurd sections, including Distracting Creatures, Sticky Ends, I Wish I Were a Jelly Fish, A Recipe for Indigestion and Chortling and Galumphing, here is a delightful collection of the topsy-turvy, the fantastical, the anarchic, the illogical and the utterly wonderful.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages, b&w line illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry
  • ISBN: 9780140366600



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