Silly Verse for Kids (Puffin Books) Mass Market Paperback – 25 Jan 1973
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About the Author
The legendary and iconic figure, Spike Milligan was born at Ahmednagar in India in 1918. He received his first education in a tent in the Hyderabad Sindh desert and graduated from there, through a series of Roman Catholic schools in India and England, to the Lewisham Polytechnic. He then plunged into the world of Show Business, seduced by his first stage appearance, at the age of eight, in the nativity play of his Poona convent school. He began his career as a band musician, but became famous as a humorous scriptwriter and actor in both films and broadcasting. He was the creator, principal writer and performer of the infamous Goon Show. Spike received an honorary CBE in 1992 and Knighthood in 2000. He died in 2002.
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Top Customer Reviews
WARNING: This book may seriously affect you for the rest of your life.
Today I saw a little worm,
Wiggling on his belly,
Perhaps he'd like to come inside,
And see whats on the telly.
This book is the reason I smiled in my school photo, aged 6.
It belonged to my Mum when she was younger and now it's falling apart.
It's still fantastic to return to as an adult. Spike Milligan knocks spots of Dr Seuss and Edward Lear,
to call this a book of "nonsense poems" would be an insult, they make perfect sense and are surreally beautiful, as are Milligan's illustrations/diagrams.
These poems put some very, very funny pictures in my head when I was small and I haven't recovered.
A collection of bizaar, thoughtful and quirky snippets from Milligan's fantastically creative mind. I loved these as a child and have re-discovered them as an adult. A fine purchase for children aged 0 - 100.
The child isn't born who wouldn't love these verses!
My dad gave me this book when I was 4 or 5, and I soon memorised 'Mary Pugh was nearly two, when she went outdoors...' because it had me in hysterics. I still recite it now, at age 43, whenever I need a little cheering up. And it works!
Spike Milligan was a comic genius, whose brilliant silliness could be appreciated by all agegroups. And who can resist the delightfully bonkers 'On the Ning Nang Nong'? Only a miserable old fool!
Thanks dad and god bless Spike!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I lost my original book from the 70's. This one looks & smells [old] like the one lost :) . Delivered on time. Thank youPublished 11 days ago by aleks Jacko
As a childhood fan of Spike Milligan I loved this book as a child, so much so I wore my copy out. This is the second time I have repurchased this book, my prevous copy having been... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charlotte Phipps
I've always enjoyed the writings of Spike Milligan. This book is full of insight and a joy to read.Published 3 months ago by C. Tilley
Bought this for our 8 year old Grandson. He thinks it's very funny and has memorized some of the verses.Published 3 months ago by Netty
Read this 30 years ago to my children and now buying it for grandchildren, just a lovely funny book with dilly verse and pictures that kids then and now love.Published 4 months ago by A. O'DONNELL
I enjoyed reading the poems before diving the book to GranddaughterPublished 6 months ago by Val C.