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Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets

Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets by Edward Lear
By: (1812-1888)

Edward Lear's collection of "Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets" is a delightful and whimsical read that showcases the author's creativity and unique sense of humor. The book is filled with playful rhymes, absurd stories, and quirky illustrations that will surely entertain readers of all ages.

One of the highlights of the book is Lear's mastery of wordplay and nonsense language, which adds a sense of fun and lightheartedness to the stories. The botany section, in particular, is filled with made-up plant names and descriptions that will make you chuckle and scratch your head in equal measure.

The alphabet section, on the other hand, is a playful and imaginative take on the traditional ABCs, with each letter accompanied by a whimsical illustration and silly rhyme. Lear's unconventional approach to the alphabet is sure to bring a smile to your face and make learning fun.

Overall, "Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets" is a charming and entertaining collection that showcases Edward Lear's talent for creating whimsical worlds filled with delightful nonsense. Whether you're a fan of poetry, wordplay, or just looking for a fun and quirky read, this book is sure to delight and entertain.

Book Description:
A selection of nonsense poems, songs (not sung!), stories, and miscellaneous strangeness. The work includes the "Owl and the Pussycat" and a recipe for Amblongus Pie, which begins "Take 4 pounds (say 4½ pounds) of fresh ablongusses and put them in a small pipkin."

Edward Lear was an English writer, poet, cat-lover, and illustrator (his watercolours are beautiful). This recording celebrates the 200th anniversary of Lear's birth.

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