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Each of us has giggled uncontrollably as a child or adult at some silly nothing, some play on words, some nonsense that, for a moment at least, makes the world seem genuinely funny, if a little mad.

In this volume of nonsense verse, you’ll find many favourites to take you back to the time and place where most things are a little upside down or back to front, including favourites from Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, and quite a few others to giggle along with. The selections in this volume are:

  • ‘Nonsense Verse – An Introduction
  • ‘The Great Panjandrum’ - Samuel Foote
  • ‘A Chronicle’ – Anonymous
  • ‘The Mad Gardener's Song’ - Lewis Carroll
  • ‘As I Went Over the Water’ – Anonymous
  • ‘As I Was Going Out One Day’ – Anonymous;
  • ‘The Cod’ - Lord Alfred Douglas
  • ‘The Courtship of Yongy Bongy Bo’ - Edward Lear
  • ‘The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog’ – Anonymous
  • ‘How Pleasant to Know’ - Edward Lear
  • ‘Jabberwocky’ - Lewis Carroll
  • ‘I Saw a Peacock’ – Anonymous
  • ‘The Common Cormorant’ – Anonymous
  • ‘There Was a Mad Man’ – Anonymous
  • ‘Turtle Soup’ - Lewis Carroll
  • ‘The Mad Hatters Song’ - Lewis Carroll
  • ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ - Edward Lear
  • ‘The Jumblies’ - Edward Lear
  • ‘The Nutcracker and The Sugar Tongs’ - Edward Lear
  • ‘The Pelican Chorus’ - Edward Lear
  • ‘The Table and the Chair’ - Edward Lear
  • ‘I Went to the Pictures Tomorrow’ – Anonymous
  • ‘The Walrus and The Carpenter’ - Lewis Carroll
  • ‘The Mock Turtle's Song’ - Lewis Carroll
  • ‘Humpty Dumpty Recitation’ - Lewis Carroll
  • ‘The Quangle Wangle's Hat’ - Edward Lear;
  • ‘Simple Simon’ – Anonymous
  • ‘The Twins’ - Henry Sambrooke Leigh
  • ‘There Was a Young Lady Whose Eyes’ - Edward Lear

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So fun.

Nigel Planer reading silly poetry--what more do you need to know about it?! Even my 3yo is highly entertained.