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Ducks growing out of bananas?
A mouse catching a cat?
What's wrong with this book? Yes, there's something strange, something funny and even downright preposterous on every page of this book (and even the cover!). But it's not a mistake - it's nonsense! And it's also surrealism. Nonsense lies at the heart of many beloved nursery rhymes. Children readily accept odd statements like "the cow jumped over the moon" and "the dish ran away with the spoon." This fanciful bending of reality is also basic to surrealism. In this book, nonsense and surrealism combine to spark creativity and imagination. What's true? What's impossible? What's absolutely absurd? From Eric Carle, creator of the classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar , comes a book to make children laugh and think, preparing them for a lifetime of loving both words and art.

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9780141368092
  • ISBN: 9780141368092
  • Pub Date: 2nd June 2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 40

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17th August '17
I read it to LA12 aged 4 aged 4
The Nonsense Show 9780141368092
4 stars
As the title suggests this story was complete nonsense, which Leo found really funny. He laughed so much at the nonsense synonyms at the end! The illustrations were quite surreal and very much in Carle's characteristic style. 
7th August '17
I read it to BellaCam aged 5 aged 5 & to LeoCam aged 2 aged 2
The Nonsense Show 9780141368092
4 stars
As the title suggests this book makes no sense! My youngest loved the rhymes and the illustrations which are just as you would expect from Eric Carle. My eldest did question it a lot and then started thinking about things she could swap around tomboy make sense. A nice read with different words - poppycock! 
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About Eric Carle

Eric Carle Biography
Eric Carle is the acclaimed and beloved illustrator of many children’s picture books, most notably the The Very Hungry Caterpillar which has been translated into 62 languages and has sold more than 46 million copies. Since it was first published in 1969, E...

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