Wednesday, 11 March 2015

A Morbid Rhyme, Now I Know My ABC's

Take that Dick and Jane, childhood is not always sunny and filled with frolic and a dog named Spot.

At least in the hands of author and illustrator, Edward Gorey, in this ABC rhyming book that shows 26 children as they meet an untimely death.

I heard about this amazing children's book from a friend --- with whom I have shared giggles, chuckles and many a belly laugh.

Hard to find in a bookstore (I searched everywhere during the holidays), it can be ordered online.

It is a tiny book.

Less than half the size of an Anthropologie catalog.

But it packs a punch.

Oh my!

So warped. So twisted. So hilarious. 

And the illustrations are amazing.


  1. Have you read any of his other books? Yes. He is quite twisted in the very best way.

    1. Not yet. Thanks for introducing this author/book to me!