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Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1   By: (1832-1918)

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Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by E. W. (Edward William) Cole is an absolute delight! This book takes readers on a hilarious and whimsical journey through a collection of witty, imaginative, and sometimes absurd illustrations and captions.

From the moment I opened the pages, I was immediately drawn in by the sheer creativity displayed in each picture. Cole's unique style is evident throughout, showcasing his ability to blend slapstick humor with clever wordplay. The result is a delightful concoction of visual and textual puns that had me chuckling on every page.

One of the remarkable aspects of this book is its wide-ranging appeal. While it is undoubtedly a children's book, the humor and cleverness of the illustrations will undoubtedly resonate with adults as well. It offers a perfect opportunity for parents and children to bond over shared laughter, as they unravel the layers of absurdity within each picture.

Additionally, the book's layout and design enhances its overall charm. The vibrant colors and intricate details in each drawing create a captivating visual experience. Furthermore, the inclusion of witty and sometimes mischievous captions alongside the pictures encourages readers to engage actively with the illustrations.

What also impressed me about Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 is its longevity. Originally published in 1879, it continues to capture the imagination of readers even in the present day. The timeless humor found within its pages allows it to transcend time, proving that laughter and levity know no bounds.

Although this book lacks a conventional narrative structure, it serves as a testament to the power of visual storytelling. Each illustration carries its own story, sparking the reader's imagination and leaving room for interpretation. It invites readers to construct their narratives, fostering creativity and critical thinking.

As an overall experience, Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 offers a refreshing escape into a world of laughter and joy. It showcases the power of humor in bringing people together and reminds us not to take life too seriously. E. W. Cole's imaginative and clever illustrations will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on readers of all ages.

In conclusion, Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by E. W. (Edward William) Cole is a true gem. Bursting with wit, charm, and creativity, it offers an unparalleled reading experience that will leave readers laughing and wanting more. A true classic that stands the test of time, this book is an essential addition to any bookshelf or coffee table.

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Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1

Written And Compiled By E.W. Cole (1832 1918) First Published 1879 By Cole Publications, Melbourne, Australia. 73rd Edition Totalling 920,000 copies. []

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Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1

Or Family Amuser And Instructor; To Delight The Children And Make Home Happier; The Best Child's Picture Book In All The World.

It Contains Also Choice Riddles, Games and pieces of reading for Adults. Look through it yourself.

Long ago the Rainbow was a Sign it is said, Now 'tis the Sign of Cole's Book Arcade. So, when in the sky a bow is displayed, Be sure that you think of the Book Arcade. Cole's Book Arcade strange as it looks, Contains more than a million books. New and second hand, common and rare, Can get most any book you want there.

[] BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: The reprintings of this book since Cole's death in 1918 have involved very few changes, and in most cases it has been bibliographically misleading to term them "editions". Undoubtedly, somewhere in the past, the distinction between a "printing" and an "edition" has not been understood. However, with due cognisance of the irregularity, the practice of giving each reprint a new edition number accompanied by a running sales total is being maintained for statistical interest... Continue reading book >>

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