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Gris Grimly's Wicked Nursery Rhymes

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Staff Pick

"The fate of Grimly's Jack and Jill, though no less unfortunate, is far more entertaining than that of their predecessors. Grimly's wry illustrations give these rhymes a proper (read: gruesome) resurrection."
Recommended by Malia, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Join Father Grim and his shady cast of characters on an exploration of the dark underbelly of childhood. The nursery rhymes in this book have been rewritten in the form of gruesome cautionary tales, and are ghoulishly illustrated, all in a style reminiscent of Tim Burton or Serena Valentino (with a hint of Gorey in there as well).

Review:

"Gris Grimly's Wicked Nursery Rhymes belongs at the bedside of every child who ever had a twisted thought (and every adult too!). Stylish, funny, and gloriously ghoulish, it's the perfect book for those of us who believe Halloween should be celebrated every week of the year." Clive Barker

Review:

"The twisted brilliance of Gris Grimly is a delight and anyone who does not enjoy it is a sadly grim soul." Stan Winston, creature designer

Review:

"Grimly delivers his clever, creepy morality tales with a sledgehammer." Steve Krieger, NOHO (L.A. Magazine)

Review:

"Wicked (Nursery Rhymes) is a wickedly good and superbly funny little nugget of a book." Cemetery Dance Magazine

Review:

"As an illustrator, he is Arthur Rackham on crack. He makes the morbid beautiful." LA Weekly

Review:

"A wonderfully demented romp through childhood favorites." Bud Plant

Review:

"A new book of rancorous rhymes and demented designs that begs to be devoured by the young and old alike." Jen Vuckovic, Rue Morgue Magazine

Review:

"Grimly ends up being nasty for nastiness's sake alone. His playground efforts mock the wholesome formula, but they lack the smart, self-consciously parodic wit of the Series of Unfortunate Events or Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"These takeoffs on standard nursery rhymes have all the subtlety of grade school and adolescent gross-out jokes....This collection is obvious and trite." School Library Journal

About the Author

Gris Grimy is the illustrator of Monster Museum (Hyperion), Pinocchio (Tor) and Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness (Simon & Schuster). Gris Grimly's Wicked Nursery Rhymes is his debut book as author and illustrator.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780972938877
Publisher:
Baby Tattoo Books
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Poetry / Plays
Author:
Grimly, Gris
Subject:
Poetry - Humorous
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Poetry
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Nursery rhymes
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Nursery rhymes -- Adaptations.
Subject:
Children's poetry
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Publication Date:
August 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
7.82x7.80x.53 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Parodies
Children's » Picture Books » Storybooks
Children's » Poetry » General

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Product details 32 pages Baby Tattoo Books - English 9780972938877 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

"The fate of Grimly's Jack and Jill, though no less unfortunate, is far more entertaining than that of their predecessors. Grimly's wry illustrations give these rhymes a proper (read: gruesome) resurrection."

"Review" by , "Gris Grimly's Wicked Nursery Rhymes belongs at the bedside of every child who ever had a twisted thought (and every adult too!). Stylish, funny, and gloriously ghoulish, it's the perfect book for those of us who believe Halloween should be celebrated every week of the year."
"Review" by , "The twisted brilliance of Gris Grimly is a delight and anyone who does not enjoy it is a sadly grim soul."
"Review" by , "Grimly delivers his clever, creepy morality tales with a sledgehammer."
"Review" by , "Wicked (Nursery Rhymes) is a wickedly good and superbly funny little nugget of a book."
"Review" by , "As an illustrator, he is Arthur Rackham on crack. He makes the morbid beautiful."
"Review" by , "A wonderfully demented romp through childhood favorites."
"Review" by , "A new book of rancorous rhymes and demented designs that begs to be devoured by the young and old alike."
"Review" by , "Grimly ends up being nasty for nastiness's sake alone. His playground efforts mock the wholesome formula, but they lack the smart, self-consciously parodic wit of the Series of Unfortunate Events or Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies."
"Review" by , "These takeoffs on standard nursery rhymes have all the subtlety of grade school and adolescent gross-out jokes....This collection is obvious and trite."
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