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17 KINGS AND 42 ELEPHANTS

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A rollicking nonsense rhyme, first published (with different illustrations) in Britain in 1972. Echoing the contagious, rhythmic incantation of Kipling's "Old Man Kangaroo"—"Forty-two elephants—oh, what a lot of 'ums,/Big feet beating in the wet wood shade,/Proud and ponderous hippopotomums/Danced to the music that the marchers made"—Mahy invents deliciously silly words to suit her rhymes and ... Read full review


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