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Each of us has giggled uncontrollably as a child or adult at some silly nothing, some play on words, some nonsense that, for a moment at least, makes the world seem genuinely funny, if a little mad.

In this volume of nonsense verse, you'll find many favourites to take you back to the time and place where most things are a little upside down or back to front, including favourites from Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, and quite a few others to giggle along with. The selections in this volume are:

  • 'Nonsense Verse - An Introduction
  • 'The Great Panjandrum' - Samuel Foote
  • 'A Chronicle' - Anonymous
  • 'The Mad Gardener's Song' - Lewis Carroll
  • 'As I Went Over the Water' - Anonymous
  • 'As I Was Going Out One Day' - Anonymous;
  • 'The Cod' - Lord Alfred Douglas
  • 'The Courtship of Yongy Bongy Bo' - Edward Lear
  • 'The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog' - Anonymous
  • 'How Pleasant to Know' - Edward Lear
  • 'Jabberwocky' - Lewis Carroll
  • 'I Saw a Peacock' - Anonymous
  • 'The Common Cormorant' - Anonymous
  • 'There Was a Mad Man' - Anonymous
  • 'Turtle Soup' - Lewis Carroll
  • 'The Mad Hatters Song' - Lewis Carroll
  • 'The Owl and the Pussycat' - Edward Lear
  • 'The Jumblies' - Edward Lear
  • 'The Nutcracker and The Sugar Tongs' - Edward Lear
  • 'The Pelican Chorus' - Edward Lear
  • 'The Table and the Chair' - Edward Lear
  • 'I Went to the Pictures Tomorrow' - Anonymous
  • 'The Walrus and The Carpenter' - Lewis Carroll
  • 'The Mock Turtle's Song' - Lewis Carroll
  • 'Humpty Dumpty Recitation' - Lewis Carroll
  • 'The Quangle Wangle's Hat' - Edward Lear;
  • 'Simple Simon' - Anonymous
  • 'The Twins' - Henry Sambrooke Leigh
  • 'There Was a Young Lady Whose Eyes' - Ed... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly | 4/25/2011

    " Delightfully illustrated version of the famous poem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/10/2011

    " poetry, read for kid lit course for MLIS degree. One of my favorites from my own childhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/6/2011

    " One of those books I love, no matter what. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucia | 9/25/2010

    " This book seems like one of a kind. It sounds old yet still a good read. Good to talk about how the English language has evolved over time. Sweet illustrations to go with a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thom | 7/29/2010

    " I recall the first time I saw a runcible spoon and nearly fainted with nostalgia, remembering my mother's reading of this to me from MY BOOK HOUSE. Thanks again, Mom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 7/8/2010

    " It was sort of weird that it was a poem but I like it. I had to memorize all the way to where he sung to her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianna | 4/12/2010

    " I memorized this poem as a child and have never forgotten it. Jan Brett's wonderful illustrations make this book well worth a look. It's fun to see her illustrating in a tropical setting for a change. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 4/5/2010

    " One of my favorite children's books. I can recite it from memory and my youngest of four is 19 years old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 2/18/2010

    " I read this for my baby program on Valentine's Day. It was a hit, especially with the mom's who loved the illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 2/17/2010

    " The illustrations in this are just lovely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 2/4/2010

    " One of my favorites when I was little. I had it memorized so there was no skipping pages or lines when reading it to me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucinda | 12/7/2009

    " My copy of this book was in French, a gift to me when I was a very young girl. Even after translation it was hard to make sense of it as a child. I totally loved the sounds of the words and the improbability of it all. I still do. I reminds me of a recent trip to Hawaii. "

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About the Author
Author Edward Lear

Edward Lear (1812-1888) was an English artist, illustrator, author, and poet, known mainly for his nonsense literature and for popularizing the limerick. His most famous work is “The Owl and the Pussycat,” written for the children of his patron, Edward Stanley, the Earl of Derby.