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We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy

We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy

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By Maurice Sendak with hand lettering by Jeanyee Wong. Published by Harper Collins. 

Hardcover, 56 pages, Colour, 1993

ALA Notable Children’s Book

American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

Library of Congress Children’s Books

Publishers Weekly Best Book

New York Public Library's “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”

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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