Thursday, July 29, 2010

d is for death

Yesterday I "Stumbled Upon" a rather macabre ABC book, written and illustrated by the infamous Edward Gorey, called "The Gashlycrumb Tinies."  Drawn in a rather goth-like cartoonish Victorian or Edwardian setting, the artwork depicts 26 children and how they met their deaths in rhyming dactylic couplets:
images source: Stumbled Upon
I've seen this book for sale on ModCloth before.  I wonder if Gorey's book is really an efficient way to teach kids their ABCs.  I certainly won't forget K anytime soon.
image source: Stumbled Upon

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