Published by Pomegranate Seller Rating:. About this Item: Pomegranate, Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since
|Published (Last):||15 December 2004|
|PDF File Size:||11.43 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||13.24 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Wuggly Ump by Edward Gorey. Edward Goreys mordant masterpiece The Wuggly Ump charts the fate of three wholesome children whose happy days weaving chains of flowers are cut short when the mysterious Wuggly Ump hurtles from its den in search of tasty tots.
Get A Copy. Hardcover , 32 pages. Published September 1st by Pomegranate Communications first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Wuggly Ump , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Wuggly Ump. May 01, Calista rated it it was amazing Shelves: s , bage-children , bage-mature , genre-fantasy , groundbreaking , z-edward-gorey , favorite.
This story cracked me up. This was actually a story in color. It is pretty simple and it is for kids. I let the kids read this one and they laughed and laughed at it. It was hilarious. There are 3 kids and the rhyme shows them and this monster who gets closer and closer. The kids are eaten at the end. We were all rolling with laughter at the end. They thought it was great. This is one of my favorites of Edward's.
A great and fun little story. Aug 15, Eddie Watkins rated it really liked it Shelves: visual-art. A breezy sunshiny bit of sing-song morbidity.
Dec 31, Melanie rated it liked it. Nice illustrations as always , but only so-so. I liked the suspense, but not the ending. In any case, perfect for my 50th and final book of Aug 27, Amanda - Go Book Yourself rated it really liked it Shelves: children-s-books , comics , illustration , wtf.
When I turned the first page of this little novel I thought " Wow an Edward Gorey that's not entirely disturbing". I was envisioning a cuddly that had come to fill these children's lives with Joy. Then hell froze over and pigs flew The Wuggly Ump is actually a rather large fellow with jagged teeth that likes to snack on umbrella's, doorknobs 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".
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. Meanwhile a group of children are playing merrily in the fields, weaving daisy chains and generally enjoying life. However we all know that in Edward Gorey's world children are not permitted to live a long happy life so along comes the Wuggly Ump to devour them whole.
I'm not entirley sure what the moral of this story is but I think it's that if you're a kid who behaves, eats all your dinner and say your prayers before bedtime a hideous monster will arrive at your front door and eat you. So behave like a little tyrant and everything will turn out OK. Or perhaps it's that life can and will fuck you over no matter how well behaved you are Oct 22, Sally rated it really liked it. This follows a group of happy little children, as they weave chains of flowers and eat their bread and milk.
But the Wuggly Ump has left its den and is heading their way Enjoyable read. Really loved this one. This is Dr. Seuss meets Edgar Allen Poe? Great singsong quality and narrative progression. Jul 30, Benja rated it liked it. Gorey goes parodies? Seuss in The Wuggly Ump , in which three children are visited by the titular creature, of which fantastic and slightly unsettling tales are rumored think Carroll's Snark.
Jul 06, Thao Minh rated it it was amazing. The wuggly ump is unexpectedly upbeat for such a bizarre story. It's more of a true version of The three little pigs that every kid should read.
Don't open the door for strangers. Sep 02, Quitealice rated it liked it. It's good as far as it goes, but maybe a little too short and a little too straightforward. Oct 17, Jeff Svare rated it it was amazing. My first and favorite Edward Gorey book. Dec 29, Amy Other Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: with-pictures , art , death , , mythical-critters , poetry , to-review , 4-stars-loved-it , tbr-poetry.
Death: It happens to the best of us, kids. Reread in Amphigorey ; reviewing separately. Mar 01, Desiree rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Everyone. Shelves: art , absurd , dark , funny , short-stories , stories-for-children , unique. My my Such terrible, awful, monstrous things can happen on such normal seeming days! Dec 17, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: graphic-novels , macabre. Very disturbing Jul 22, nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: picture-books. Great use of color and I hope somebody out there has a tattoo of the final illustration.
May 09, Sulis Peri Hutan rated it liked it. Poe meets Dr. What's not to like? Feb 22, Juushika rated it really liked it Shelves: genre-art , genre-childrens , genre-horror , status-borrowed. A subversively dark "children's" book is obvious and easy but I still love it--and where The Bug Book flounders, this succeeds. The colors and simpler art ape children's books; panels alternate between a saccharine singsong and a creeping threat, and the places where the elements overlap--the children playing, like Merricat Blackwood, at charms for safekeeping--are particularly strong.
Tiene un tono hermoso, entre naive y encantador, y morboso y pesimista. Ya siento que lo voy a volver a leer varias veces.
Feb 21, Kest Schwartzman rated it it was amazing.
Wuggly Ump by Edward Gorey
Seller Rating:. Condition: Good. First Thus. WW Stapled wraps. Wraps have scuffs and scratches.
The Wuggly Ump
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.