We are all in the dumps For diamonds are thumps The kittens are gone to St. Paul's! The baby is bit The moon's in a fit And the houses are built Without walls
Jack and Guy Went out in the Rye And they found a little boy With one black eye Come says Jack let's knock Him on the head No says Guy Let's buy him some bread You buy one loaf And I'll buy two And we'll bring him up As other folk do
Two traditional rhymes from Mother Goose, ingeniously joined and interpreted by Maurice Sendak.
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Joins together two traditional nursery rhymes with illustrations depicting the plight and eventual triumph of orphaned and homeless children. With a benevolent moon as their guardian, Jack and Guy make their way out of the dumps, rescue a poor little kid with a black eye, and bring him home to triumph. In this, as in all his greatest books, Sendak speaks for children everywhere. They will recognize that what matters to him also matters, intensely, to them.… (more)