Lear, Edward An Edward Lear Alphabet

ISBN 13: 9780060281137

An Edward Lear Alphabet

3.35 avg rating
( 43 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780060281137: An Edward Lear Alphabet

Pictures and nonsense verses introduce the letters of the alphabet.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

An Edward Lear Alphabet was first published in 1871, illustrated with the King of Nonsense's own incongruously matter-of-fact pen-and-ink sketches. Evidently Lear composed this rhyming alphabet for some children he befriended in a hotel, leaving a poem a day on the family's breakfast table. "A was once an apple pie, / Pidy / Widy / Tidy / Pidy / Nice insidy / Apple pie," he begins jauntily. Kids will love repeating the verses out loud--"E was once a little eel, / Eely / Weely / Peely / Eely / Twirly tweely / Little eel"--particularly early readers just learning to sound out words. Vladimir Radunsky's modern, explosively colourful, rather Monty Python-like collages (reminiscent of Yucka Drucka Droni) complement Lear's simple verse remarkably well, considering the century-long-leap in style and attitude. These bold illustrations, many of which conjure a bald, bearded, bespectacled Lear, make the whimsical poet's verse all the more accessible. (Ages 3 to 6) -- Karin Snelson

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lear, Edward
Published by Harpercollins Childrens Books
ISBN 10: 0060281138 ISBN 13: 9780060281137
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Wit's End Books
(Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060281138 NEW: Packaged Carefully & Shipped Promptly. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # SKU041943

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Lear, Edward
Published by Harpercollins Childrens Books (1999)
ISBN 10: 0060281138 ISBN 13: 9780060281137
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060281138

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
31.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Lear, Edward
Published by Harpercollins Childrens Books (1999)
ISBN 10: 0060281138 ISBN 13: 9780060281137
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Edward Lear's acrobatic rhymes insistently tumble from the tongue and celebrate the glorious fun of wordplay. Only Vladimir Radunsky's electric artwork could possibly capture this much energy. Within the quiet covers of this book, the artist springs loose the grandest kings, the highest of kites, a goose-stepping gander, and, even, Lear himself. The pages almost turn themselves. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060281138

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
34.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Lear, Edward
ISBN 10: 0060281138 ISBN 13: 9780060281137
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800602811371.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
45.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Lear, Edward
Published by Harpercollins Childrens Books (1999)
ISBN 10: 0060281138 ISBN 13: 9780060281137
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060281138

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
51.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.39
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds