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The Best Nonsense Verses, Collected by Josephine Dodge Daskam

Nonsense
The Best Nonsense Verses, Collected by Josephine Dodge Daskam

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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Image credit:
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.
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Rhymes of Childhood, by Edgar A. Guest

CD cover for Rhymes of Childhood, by Edgar A. Guest. Image of a young child sleeping with a small dog
Rhymes of Childhood, by Edgar A. Guest

115 poems, each less than 3 minutes long and written from the point of view of a child by a British American poet who was known for being inspiring and optimistic. Published 1924.

Rhymes of Childhood read by Grace Buchanan for LibriVox:
#93 When There’s Company For Tea
#94 The Good Little Boy
#95 The Finest Age

Read the entire book “Rhymes of Childhood” at Internet Archive.

Listen to the entire collection of poems at LibriVox.

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CD cover for Rhymes of Childhood by Edgar A. Guest, designed by TriciaG, illustration by Abbott Handerson Thayer, Public domain