Some of the illustrations are obviously from another time. The attached scan gives a better idea of condition. The jacket is now in a protective mylar cover. The editors of the volume, Karen Mulhallen, Donna Bennett, and Russell Brown, observed how modest was Lee's output. By 1979 Alligator Pie had sold 100,000 copies, making it the most successful Canadian since Anne of Green Gables. Give away my hockey stick, give away my hoop, But don't give away my alligator soup.
In a suitably elegiac tone, he defines himself in sociopolitical terms as a liberal leftist or cultural and social activist worried about the drift of opinion and world trends. They are considered to be nursery rhymes, written when a father wanted rhymes at bedtime but didn't like any poems to read his daughter so he made his own. Also, this book hails from Canada. But, there are a few larger poems with more detai Alligator Pie is a book consisting of many different poems. Very good, no dust jacket.
Plus, when you're a kid growing up in the modern age, rhymes that mention skyscrapers and Batman are a thrill. Milne's When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six. Improvisation is certainly a good word to use to describe the tone and style of the whole suite of poems. Text is clear and unmarked. Toronto, Macmillan, 1974; Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1977.
Editor, House of Anansi Press, Toronto, 1967—72; consulting editor, Macmillan of Canada publishers, Toronto, 1973—78; poetry consultant, McClelland and Stewart publishers, Toronto, 1981—84. Taught at Victoria College, University of Toronto, 1964—67, and Rochdale College, Toronto, 1967—69; artist-in-residence, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, 1975. He also wrote the lyrics to the theme song of the 1980s television show Fraggle Rock and, with Philip Balsam, many of the other songs for that show. Lee is co-writer of the story for the film Labyrinth. Awards: Governor-General's award, 1973; Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Medal, 1975, 1978; Ruth Schwartz award, 1978; Philips Information Systems prize, 1985; Vicky Metcalf award, 1986; Mr.
But, there are a few larger poems with more details to mix it up for the reader. Publications Poetry Kingdom of Absence. I honestly don't understand who the target audience for these poems is. The fun poetry and original art work enchants anyone who picks it up. The poems are very silly and not very serious. Also, Dennis Lee, the author, encourages readers to play with the poems and make changes as they like. I wish I knew why people like his poems, because I feel like I must be missing something.
Give away my furry hat, give away my shoe, But don't give away my alligator stew. Charles worth, An Anthology of Verse. The fun poetry and original art work enchants anyone who picks it up. It's excessively silly and couldn't be more perfect. Alligator stew, alligator stew, If I don't get some I don' An interesting book full of contemporary and quirky children's poetry.
The interior of the book is clean and tight, with no marks and few signs of previous use. I was introduced to the title poem when I was in elementary school. After mumble mumble years, I can still quote it. Alligator soup, alligator soup, If I don't get some I think I'm gonna droop. Also, the illustrations, by Frank Newfeld, were a little too dated for my taste. Maybe first or second graders learning to read will get a kick out of all his made-up words and silly rhymes? November 9, 2012 Alligator Pie.
The illustrations are beyond bizarre, and that's part of the charm. If you catch a caterpillar Feed him apple juice; But if you catch a rattlesnake Turn him loose! Although this book has a reputation for being one that is great to read to children, I do not think I would choose it for my classroom. The whimsy and fun he brought to those songs is on full display here. It is so refreshing to read nonsense every once in a while. Each poem in the story is different than any I had ever heard of before and took on silly topics you would not normally expect from a poetry book for children.
Songwriter, Fraggle Rock television program, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1982—86. For those that own a previous edition of Alligator Pie, it is not necessary to purchase this new release. Born: Toronto, Ontario, 31 August 1939. With a name like 'Alligator Pie' how could you not take a second glance and then automatically make the decision to purchase said book? Some of the poems did not really make sense and were a little too silly for my taste. Like it is mentioned, this book was written in the 1970s, so the illustrations seem to be a little outdated.