A gorgeous new edition of this hilarious classic anthology of moral instruction! (20040702)
From the Back Cover
The Chief Defect of Henry King
Was chewing little bits of String.
At last he swallowed some which tied
Itself in ugly knots inside ...
A much-loved classic for children and adults alike since its first publication in 1939, this collection of poems is a truly unforgettable book of moral instruction. Take heed from the lessons learned by Matilda, Who told lies and was Burned to Death; Jim, Who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a Lion; and Rebecca, Who slammed doors for Fun and Perished Miserably ...
With B.T.B.'s original illustrations and new pictures and introduction by Quentin Blake, the complete Cautionary Verses will tickle the funny bones of children and adults of all ages.