From Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky to limericks written by Edward Lear, some of the crankiest, most logical and lyrical people turn common sense upside-down. May they inspire the child inside of you to find your way through the most challenging situations with a new set of eyes!
Josephine Dodge Daskam, aka Josephine Daskam Bacon, selected these nonsense verses with the permission of their authors Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, W.S. Gilbert, Guy Wetmore Carryl, Charles E. Carryl, Oliver Herford, Gelett Burgess, George du Maurier, and Rudyard Kipling.
The Best Nonsense Verses, read for you by Grace Buchanan:
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CD cover designed by Grace Buchanan. Illustrations:
54, from A Book of Nonsense, by Edward Lear, via Wikimedia Commons;
Grandfathers little nurse, by Paul Hey, via U.S. National Library of Medicine.