Ogden Nash's zoo

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Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1987 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 79 pages
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Rampant wit and humor abound in this new collection of Nash's best-loved verses about animals, delightfully illustrated by award-winning illustrator Etienne Delessert. 65 black-and-white illustrations.

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User Review  - DayehSensei - LibraryThing

This is an adorable collection of poems written in the trademark concise, witty style of Ogden Nash. Children will undoubtedly find a poem on their favorite animal and will enjoy the lighthearted tone ... Read full review



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About the author (1987)

Though best remembered for his light verse, Ogden Nash also achieved success as a lyricist -- with "One Touch of Venus, book by S.J. Perelman and music by Kurt Weill -- and as the writer of verses set to classical music such as Saint-Saens "Carnival of the Animals" and Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf." He died in 1971.

Etienne Delessert was born in 1941 in Switzerland. For more than thirty
years the self-taught artist has been translating his and the world's ideas,
passions, fantasies, and nightmares into the visual language of books,
magazine illustrations, posters, animated films, paintings, and sculptures.
His imaginary creatures and landscapes juxtapose chaos and order,
the familiar and the fantastic, the serious and the joyous, to clarify this
world and create new and surprising universes. Delessert has illustrated
more than eighty books, including collaborations with avant-garde playwright
Eugene Ionesco and renowned psychologist Jean Piaget. His internationally
acclaimed books have been translated into more than fifteen
languages and have garnered numerous awards and distinctions, including
ten gold medals from the American Society of Illustrators. He lives in
Connecticut with his wife, designer Rita Marshall, and their son Adrien.

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