Synopses & Reviews
Andrew Hudgins, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-nominated author of the critically acclaimed Ecstatic in the Poison, brings us this new collection of laugh-out-loud tongue-in-cheek nursery rhymes that do for poetry what Edward Gorey did for cartooning. Illustrated by the distinguished artist and graphic designer Barry Moser, Shut Up, You're Fine! includes such heart-warming titles as "Playing Houth," "The Thumping of the Bed," "Two Starving Kids in Africa," and "Daddy, Are We Meat?
"As with all of Hudgins+ work, the enthralling narratives and simple verse transcend class and geography, but Shut Up+s
best feature is the combined didactic value of its title and its speakers+ perspectives."-Washington City Paper
"[A] compelling and hilariously offensive little book."-January magazine
Praise for Andrew Hudgins and Barry Moser:
"Andrew Hudgins is a natural storyteller. . . . The surface of Hudgins poems-their quirky economy, the sheer music of his prosody-are so right because he goes so deep."-The Washington Post
"Mosers work is never less than dazzling."-Newsweek
The wickedly funny collection of nursery rhymes for the South Park generation-illustrated by the incomparable Barry Moser.