Cautionary Tales and Bad Child's Book of Beasts

Cautionary Tales and Bad Child's Book of Beasts

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Naughty children were never funnier than the young rowdies of these Cautionary Tales. In rhyming couplets, accompanied by hilarious drawings, a celebrated wit recounts the perilous consequences of telling lies, slamming doors, and playing with guns. Bad Child's Book of Beasts, an illustrated A-to-Z bestiary with droll observations on wildlife, features a series of droll observations on wildlife.
The Polar Bear is unaware
Of cold that cuts me through
For why? He has a coat of hair.
I wish I had one too!
A prolific author whose interests ranged from politics and religion to travel and poetry, Hilaire Belloc wrote these classics at the turn of the twentieth century. Generations of readers of all ages have adored their amusing advice on juvenile manners and their jolly parodies of Victorian attitudes.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.16mm | 158.76g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486467856
  • 9780486467856
  • 202,517

Table of contents

Cautionary Tales for ChildrenIntroductionJim, Who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a LionHenry King, Who chewed bits of String, and was early cut off in Dreadful AgoniesMatilda, Who told Lies, and was Burned to DeathFranklin Hyde, Who caroused in the Dirt and was corrected by his UncleGodolphin Horne, Who was cursed with the Sin of Pride, and Became a Boot-BlackAlgernon, Who played with a Loaded Gun, and, on missing his Sister, was reprimanded by his FatherHildebrand, Who was frightened by a Passing Motor, and was brought to ReasonLord Lundy, Who was too Freely Moved to Tears, and thereby ruined his Political CareerLord Lundy (Second Canto)Rebecca, Who slammed Doors for Fun and Perished MiserablyGeorge, Who played with a Dangerous Toy, and suffered a Catastrophe of considerable DimensionsCharles Augustus Fortescue, Who always Did what was Right, and so accumulated an Immense FortuneThe Bad Child's Book of BeastsIntroductionThe YakThe Polar BearThe LionThe TigerThe DromedaryThe WhaleThe CamelThe HippopotamusThe DodoThe MarmozetThe CamelopardThe Learned FishThe ElephantThe Big BaboonThe RhinocerosThe Frog
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About Hilaire Belloc

A close friend of G. K. Chesterton's, Hilaire Belloc was a prolific author whose works include biography, essays, travelogues, and verse.
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