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:
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.
|images source: Stumbled Upon|
|image source: Stumbled Upon|