Eight gleefully morbid nursery rhymes by an award-winning comics artist.
Inspired by the dark imagination of Edward Gorey, this wicked collection of nursery rhymes will terrify and delight children and parents alike.
Landis Blair’s absurdist, macabre creations are each as creepy as they are hilarious. In Blair’s surreal universe, a lost child watches as bewhiskered monsters gobble her fellow passengers on a train; a band of school kids merrily play a gut-churning game with playground toys; and two sisters, grinning madly, dismember each other joint by joint until their mother kills them both to keep them quiet.
Witty verse reminiscent of Shel Silverstein and others accompany Blair’s charmingly perverse illustrations, all done in his distinctive cross hatched style.
This delightfully twisted and darkly funny debut heralds a brilliant new cartooning talent and will captivate readers who have thrilled to the lurid fantasies of Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake, Heinrich Hoffman, Alicia Vannoy Call, Charles Addams and Tim Burton.
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