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Feb 21, 2009Rhyme, rhythm, repetition.
May 09, 2016Thanks to Cecily for pointing me to this book! It was available online at Gutenberg, and I wasted no time in reading it. It is sarcastic, creepy and hilarious in a very English way.
Aug 23, 2016
Jun 18, 2017This hilarious albeit dark book is both imaginative and witty, and an excellent one for parents as well as children that they can both enjoy.
Sep 18, 2011If only more parents read this to their little hooligans they might learn to be bad in more original ways.
Dec 19, 2019Crikey! No wonder British children were so well-behaved a hundred years ago. They were scared out of their wits by gruesome accounts of what might happen to youngsters who stepped out of line. Assuming, that is, that the book was actually used for the purpose of cautioning children.
Nov 29, 2008I know many of these well enough to recite them. Some of my favourite quotes:
Mar 23, 2017CAUTIONARY TALES FOR CHILDREN, written by Hialaire Belloc, and illustrated by Edward Gorey. (Naturally, it was the Edward Gorey part that had me purchasing this in the first place.)
Nov 13, 2019Belloc's Tales were originally published in 1907. They're amusing. They are a perfect text for Gorey: a little Old Possum's, a little Gashlycrumb. They are so perfect a text for Gorey's art that I couldn't believe the edition was first published in 2002. I spent longer looking up Belloc and the various editions than I did reading the short book. This just seems so very much like something Gorey would have done in the 50s.
Jan 02, 2017After reading the review of my GR friend Orinoco Womble, I downloaded this little freebie and read it today. There were no illustrations in my copy and the little verses but amusing, but pretty gruesome and certainly not suitable for children!
Jan 01, 2017Ostensibly a children's book, but obviously for adults. It's the kind of thing that would be published in the popular magazines of the day such as Punch or the Spectator. Thanks to Project Gutenberg for this trip down memory lane.
Feb 22, 2018Dated but cute
Apr 11, 2018This book lives at my grandparents house. I remember always asking my Grandpa to read it to me whenever I stayed over night.
Jul 11, 2019Tales about naughty kids & their tragic ends, to make them & other children learn a lesson. My favorite one was of Matilda's.
Jun 23, 20185* art
Aug 30, 2018You know these poems will be amusing just by reading the titles:
Mar 04, 2018What a delightful book! I have to admit, "Matilda," the first poem of Belloc's I ever read, is still my personal favourite, but the rest of this collection did not fail. I love all the illustrations as well. I can't wait to teach this in my classroom.
Jan 26, 2017Delightfully dark and twisted - like all good books for kids should be.
Dec 29, 2016Brilliant little book probably published donkeys years ago about rhyming short snippets / tales for children to heed in life. One of my favourite which I read out to my kids was about a little kid called Jim who ran away from his nurse (carers in today speak) and got eatened by a lion
Aug 28, 2012Like his Bad Child's Book of Beasts, this short collection will make you laugh out loud while reading it. Here, for instance, is the story of one Henry King:Henry King,
Aug 24, 2012The English version of Struwwelpeter. I definitely prefer the German version. In the English version the only story I really liked was the one about lying.
Sep 15, 2011Edward Gorey fastidiously illustrates these cautionary tales. One would be tempted to read one of these scary tales to a particularly bratty kid to cure him. Might work.
Oct 31, 2017This caught my eye when I saw "Illustrated by Edward Gorey" on the cover. It's a delightful book for children of all ages, and Gorey's drawings are, as always, magnificent and sublime. I LOVE his art and have ever since my dad introduced me to him at a very young age by way of the Treehorn books, which continue to be some of my favorite books ever.
Jun 30, 2018I know it's satire but some of it seemed a bit too much. There are different "cautionary tales" about different children in different situation. I don't know if I can articulate how there's a difference between getting eaten by a lion because you weren't listening and being beaten by an uncle because you were too loud but there is definitely is a difference to me. One is silly and outrageous and the other is...not. I love the Gorey illustrations, as always.
Oct 15, 2019Some striking art of scary hands and good rhyming. Well written but not very memorable.
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