Cautionary Tales & Bad Child's Book of Beasts
Naughty children were never funnier than the young rowdies of these Cautionary Tales. In rhyming couplets, accompanied by hilarious drawings, a celebrated wit recounts the perilous consequences of telling lies, slamming doors, and playing with guns. Bad Child's Book of Beasts, an illustrated A-to-Z bestiary with droll observations on wildlife, features a series of droll observations on wildlife.
The Polar Bear is unaware
Of cold that cuts me through
For why? He has a coat of hair.
I wish I had one too!
A prolific author whose interests ranged from politics and religion to travel and poetry, Hilaire Belloc wrote these classics at the turn of the twentieth century. Generations of readers of all ages have adored their amusing advice on juvenile manners and their jolly parodies of Victorian attitudes.
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Aged Algernon BAD CHILD’S BOOK began BOOK OF BEASTS Career CAUTIONARY CAUTIONARY TALES Charles Augustus Fortescue Commanding cried dangerous Dear Old Butler died Doors for Fun doubt dreadful Dromedary dwells eaten EVELYN BELL Father feel ﬁnd Freely Moved friends George go to Bed Godolphin Gold groaned hair happened Harmless hear heard Immense INTRODUCTION Jaws knees leave Let go Lion little Boy little child Little Turk lived Loaded Gun Lord Lundy lost loud manner Mary Missed Moral Mother Motor-Car Moved to Tears Murmurs nearly never nicest Nurse Oxford Perished play Polar Bear Political Ponto Post Pretty Promise Rebecca Remarked reprimanded ride RIGHT rose rude and wild shrieks SIMPLY Sister Slam the door slammed Doors stand stockings Tartar tell thing Tiger told Tone took True Whale wish wonder Young