The Bold Bad Buccaneers. McClelland, Hugh. St. Martin's  Press/Macmillan (1968)

The Bold Bad Buccaneers.

The daily life of very, very evil pirates ... but what will happen when they capture a boat with only children aboard? Children whose parents had expelled them from their country? "The Pirate Chief said he had never heard of anyone doing such a TERRIBLE thing and ordered his pirate crew to sail the children's ship to (the pirate's) Tropical Island." Life changes. Imagine High Wind in Jamaica with a happy ending! Brief text, funny pictures all in red, black, and white, by a writer and cartoonist originally from South Africa, and working in Toronto. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



Did You Ever? Elizabeth Honness/Pelagie Doane (1940)

Did You Ever?

Very bright, flat, unexpected coloured animals and a funny rhyming text: "Did you ever see a purple cow kneeling in the grass" Surely inspired by Gelett Burgess, but taking off in delightful directions.



Flapstick, 10 Ridiculous Rhymes with Flaps.

On the title page, beachcombers wander across shell strewn sand, and when we lift the flap of a nearby shell, we see that it is little green Martians in a spaceship. The book goes on like that!



Chunky Cottage, a shape book by Chloe Preston.

Chunky Cottage, a shape book by Chloe Preston.

Mrs. Chunky is bedridden and cannot take care of the ducks or take their eggs to market. Although the thought of Bedelia taking over is worrisome, Mrs. Chunky has no choice. But Bedelia has a bright solution for carrying the fragile eggs! She simply boils them for three hours before setting off. Although this book has no author named, the humorous text has to be Chloe Preston's. A later American edition, probably simpler.



Mr. Peck's Pets by Louise Seaman /Berta & Elmer Hader, illustrators.

Mr. Peck's Pets.

The amusing story of Mr. Peck, his wife, and the idiosyncrasies of his various pets, which run to dachshunds and horses. The Pecks' menagerie follows them from a city apartment to a small farm. Based on the experiences of a friend of the author.



Edward Lear's Nonsense Books.

Edward Lear's Nonsense Books.

It's all here! Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



Rhyme? and Reason? by Lewis Carroll

Rhyme? and Reason?

"The man that smokes,/that reads the Times/that goes to Christmas Pantomimes/Is capable of any crimes."
Note: This book has been sold.



Mrs. Dunphy's Dog by O'Neill.

Mrs. Dunphy's Dog.

A droll text and whimsical paintings tell about a dog who learns to read. Note: This book has been SOLD.



No-Sitch by Stong/Wiese.

No-Sitch: the Hound

No-Sitch is a strange-looking oversized pup with a voice like a cow, about two-feet-six in his bare feet, about three cats long. He is Bert's constant companion, even on a heapin'jitterish expedition to the old mill at night. By the very funny author of Honk the Moose, with perfect illustrations by Wiese for the text.



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