The Nonsense Show

The Nonsense Show

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Ducks growing out of bananas?A mouse catching a cat?What's wrong with this book?Yes, there's something strange, something funny and even downright preposterous on every page of this book (and even the cover!). But it's not a mistake - it's nonsense! And it's also surrealism. Nonsense lies at the heart of many beloved nursery rhymes. Children readily accept odd statements like "the cow jumped over the moon" and "the dish ran away with the spoon." This fanciful bending of reality is also basic to surrealism.In this book, nonsense and surrealism combine to spark creativity and imagination. What's true? What's impossible? What's absolutely absurd? From Eric Carle, creator of the classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes a book to make children laugh and think, preparing them for a lifetime of loving both words and art.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 229 x 300 x 5mm | 266g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. numerous col. ill.
  • 0141368098
  • 9780141368092
  • 238,622

About Eric Carle

Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of books for very young children including his most well-known title The Very Hungry Caterpillar. With his late wife, Barbara, Eric Carle co-founded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002.Eric Carle divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.
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Rating details

593 ratings
3.15 out of 5 stars
5 12% (72)
4 23% (137)
3 36% (214)
2 25% (148)
1 4% (22)
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