Edward Gorey’s mordant masterpiece The Wuggly Ump charts the fate of three wholesome children whose happy days weaving chains of flowers are cut short. “Sing tirraloo, sing tirralay, The Wuggly Ump lives far away.” That is one of my favorite beginnings to an Edward Gorey book. You just KNOW. In reference to Joey Schuster’s blog about Layla and Hobie, http://joeyschuster. com/node/32, here’s my art connection, from The Wuggly Ump.

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Hardcover32 pages. Mar 01, Desiree rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Reread in Amphigorey ; reviewing separately.

The Wuggly Ump

Such terrible, awful, monstrous things can happen on such normal seeming days! Oct 17, Jeff Svare rated it it was amazing. So behave like a little tyrant and everything will turn out OK.

From tohe lived in New York City and worked for the Art Department of Doubleday Anchor, illustrating book covers and in some cases adding illustrations to the text. The illustrations are simple, colorful, and resemble the happy drawings Mr.

The kids are eaten at the end. This is one of my favorites of Edward’s.

May 01, Calista rated it it was amazing Shelves: Only Edward Gorey knew for sure, but this is the only book that this rare creature appears in.

Seuss meets Edgar Allen Poe? John Garvey, was a popular Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was The Wuggly Ump is actually a rather large fellow with jagged teeth that likes to snack on umbrella’s, doorknobs Gorey has been creating for John Ciardi’s books.

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This book is printed in three colors like The Bug Bookbut the colors were added at the printing stage and not on the original artwork. However we all know that in Edward Gorey’s world children are not permitted to live a long happy life so along comes the Wuggly Ump to devour them whole. Open Preview See a Problem?

Ramey Fights rated it it was amazing Dec 28, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Seuss in The Wuggly Umpin which three children are visited by ddward titular creature, of which fantastic and slightly unsettling tales are rumored think Carroll’s Snark.

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It is pretty simple and it is for kids. My first and favorite Edward Gorey book. Dec 29, Amy Other Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: Nishant rated it liked it Feb 18, Return to Book Page. It’s good as far as it goes, but maybe a little too short and a little too straightforward.

This gives the book a paint by number feel that is appropriate to the story, with the colored areas being flat solid tones which infill elements of the drawings. A breezy sunshiny bit of sing-song morbidity.

Refresh and try again. Dec 21, Juanchi Maffeo rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was A great and fun little story.

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I don’t really understand why a creature that likes to eat inanimate objects would suddenly have a craving for flesh of young humans edwarx w When I turned the first page of this little novel I thought ” Wow an Edward Gorey that’s not entirely disturbing”.

Want to Read saving…. Newer Post Older Post Home. The Wuggly Uwggly Hardcover Tge tale, told in rhyming couplets, and with colour illustrations, and aimed at kids as well as adults.

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Really loved this one. This book was printed on very inexpensive acidic paper and is quite fragile now. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We were all rolling with laughter at the end. What’s not to like? Lady Strange rated it really liked it Nov 08, I don’t really understand why a creature that likes to eat uump objects would suddenly have a craving for flesh of young humans but whatever.

I let the kids read this one and they laughed and laughed at it.

Meanwhile a group of children are playing merrily in the fields, weaving daisy chains and generally enjoying life. Deward was actually a story in color.

Sep 02, Quitealice rated it liked it. Subscribe To Posts Atom. Or perhaps it’s that life can and will fuck you over no matter how well behaved you are No trivia or quizzes yet.

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