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"The mood is insouciant glee. A treasure." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me."

That's what children chant when they are being teased; it's what their parents chanted, and their grandparents and their great-grandparents before them. Collected in this invaluable book are the wit and wisdom of generations of schoolchildren - more than one hundred and seventy rhymes ranging from insults and riddles to tongue twisters, jeers, and jump-rope rhymes. With Iona Opie's introduction and detailed notes and Maurice Sendak's remarkable pictures - vignettes, sequences, and full-page paintings both wickedly funny and comically sad - here is a book that deserves a place among the classic texts of childhood.

I saw Esau - Iona Opie

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Title
I saw Esau - the schoolchild's pocket book
Author
Iona Opie
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Candlewick Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20121113

"The mood is insouciant glee. A treasure." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me."

That's what children chant when they are being teased; it's what their parents chanted, and their grandparents and their great-grandparents before them. Collected in this invaluable book are the wit and wisdom of generations of schoolchildren - more than one hundred and seventy rhymes ranging from insults and riddles to tongue twisters, jeers, and jump-rope rhymes. With Iona Opie's introduction and detailed notes and Maurice Sendak's remarkable pictures - vignettes, sequences, and full-page paintings both wickedly funny and comically sad - here is a book that deserves a place among the classic texts of childhood.

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Type
BOOK
Edition
First US edition in this format
Keyword Index
Folk poetry, English.|Children's poetry, English.
Country of Publication
Massachusetts
Number of Pages
160

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