The Book of Complete Nonsense by

The Book of Complete Nonsense

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The Book of Complete Nonsense by

Come bathe in stew, and dine on meals of eels or worms or jellied gnats, See shoes and ships and sealing wax and fuzzy bears and owls and cats, Depart for the Land where the Bong Tree grows or the Land of Bumbley Boo Find sky in your pie and teatrays up on high and a place where mice say moo. But be warned of the things that lurk and linger, the creatures that snatch and shock Be sure to bamboozle the Blunderbat and beware the Jabberwock! If rhymes and riddles your brain have fried For shame! then set this book aside, But daring children, more courageous, Will take a peek inside these pages... Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can about the different sorts of nonsense and read Michael Rosen's tips on how to write your own! Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.


Complete collywobbles! * The Gazoo's Gazette * Bong! Boo! Ping! Clang! * The Daily Ning Nang Nong * Nonsense! Off with their heads! -- The Queen of Hearts

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Vintage Children's Classics an imprint of Vintage Publishing

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1st August 2013



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