Edward Gorey’s mordant masterpiece The Wuggly Ump charts the fate of three wholesome children whose happy days weaving chains of flowers are cut short. “Sing tirraloo, sing tirralay, The Wuggly Ump lives far away.” That is one of my favorite beginnings to an Edward Gorey book. You just KNOW. In reference to Joey Schuster’s blog about Layla and Hobie, http://joeyschuster. com/node/32, here’s my art connection, from The Wuggly Ump.
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Jul 06, Thao Minh rated it it was amazing. Oct 22, Sally rated it really liked it. Oct 17, Jeff Svare rated it it was amazing. This book was printed on very inexpensive acidic paper and is quite fragile now.
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Books by Edward Gorey. Jul 30, Benja rated goreg liked it. The Wuggly Ump by Edward Gorey. I don’t really understand why a creature that likes to eat inanimate objects would suddenly have a craving for flesh of young humans but whatever.
Anna rated it liked it Jan 21, I was envisioning a cuddly that had come to fill these children’s lives with Joy. This book is printed in three colors like The Bug Bookbut the colors were added at the printing stage and not on hmp original artwork. Little care was taken to use the infill of color to any great effect.
The Wuggly Ump
This reprint used an interior illustration and standardized type on the cover and is not nearly as attractive a book as the first edition. Nora rated it really liked it Dec 14, Labels albondocani press 1 book by Gorey christmas 32 collectibles 3 exhibitions 61 fantod press 4 illustrated by Gorey 94 duggly edition 12 magazine 42 miscellaneous original art postcard gorwy poster 5 prints wugbly reference 5 stuffed doll 16 theater and ballet I don’t really understand why a creature that likes to eat inanimate objects would suddenly have a craving for flesh of young humans but w When I turned the first page of this little novel I thought ” Wow an Edward Gorey that’s not entirely disturbing”.
They thought it was great. It happens to the best of us, kids.
This story cracked me up. Newer Post Older Post Home. Want to Read saving…. Really loved this one. The illustrations are simple, colorful, and resemble the happy drawings Mr. In later years he illustrated many children’s books by John Bellairs, as well as books in several series begun by Bellairs and continued by other authors after his death. This is a spot where I post photos and personal observations on pieces from my Edward Gorey collection.
Nishant rated it liked it Feb 18, When I turned the first page of this little novel I thought ” Wow wubgly Edward Gorey that’s not entirely disturbing”. Ramey Fights rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Lists with This Book.
Mar 01, Desiree rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Dec 17, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: This is edeard of my favorites of Edward’s. But the Wuggly Ump has left its den and is heading their way No trivia or quizzes yet.
What’s not to like? Aug 28, Penny Candy Books rated it it was amazing Shelves: To ask other readers questions about The Wuggly Umpplease sign up. Ritney Biscuit rated wggly liked it Sep 15, Great singsong quality and narrative progression.
Dec 29, Amy Other Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 22, nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: About Me ampootozote View my complete profile. A breezy sunshiny bit of sing-song morbidity. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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The Wuggly Ump by Edward Gorey
Lady Strange rated it really liked it Nov 08, He attended a variety of local grade schools and then the Francis W. The Wuggly Ump Hardcover Short tale, told in rhyming couplets, and with colour illustrations, and aimed at kids as well as adults. Monday, December 1, The Wuggly Ump.