Pocketful of Nonsense (Hardcover)

By James Marshall

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618341870, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2003

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Paperback (9/22/2003)

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James Marshall’s outrageous wit brings new life to old classics and to original limericks by Marshall himself. Readers young and old will delight in wacky interpretations of “Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Bear” and classic jump-rope rhymes like “Teddy Bear” and “Cinderella.” This treasure trove of nonsensical verse will have you laughing out loud and begging for more.

About the Author

James Marshall (1942–1992) created dozens of exuberant and captivating books for children, including The Stupids, Miss Nelson Is Missing!, and the ever-popular George and Martha books. Before creating his canon of classic, hilarious children’s books, James Marshall played the viola, studied French, and received a master’s degree from Trinity College. He also doodled. It was the doodles, and the unforgettable characters that emerged from them, that led him to his life’s work as one of the finest creators of children’s books of the twentieth century. In 2007, James Marshall was posthumously awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to literature for children.

Praise For Pocketful of Nonsense

"...hilarious visual interpretations...[and] original limericks by Marshall add to the fun." Publishers Weekly