Friday, March 26, 2010

No Such Things

No Such Things
Bill Peet ~ Houghton Mifflin, 1983


I'll leave you this week with another Bill Peet fave that has the remarkable distinction of being able to both confound and thrill my son at the same time. (Recognize the scary-tailed peacock?) Happy weekend all.

The blue-snouted Twumps feed entirely on weeds,
And along with the weeds they swallow the seeds,
Eating seeds causes weeds to sprout on their backs,
Till they look very much like walking haystacks.
When a mother Twump has young ones to raise,
Her weed-covered back is where they all graze.
Of all the odd creatures, you won't find another
Who supports its young as both fodder and mother.

Also by:
The Spooky Tale of Prewitt Peacock
Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure

5 comments:

Chandra said...

We've been on a Bill Peet tear and this one was a BIG favorite with my daughter!

Laura@popdesign said...

I love Bill Peet... thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

I've never seen these before! It's like a wonderful mix of Seuss and Roald Dahl. I love the way those first mystery creatures rest their camel-like front feet on their elephantine back legs.

Mikelle Smith said...

my son would love this book. he loves dr. seuss and this seems very much like seuss. thanks for sharing, now i have to find a copy.

stephanie said...

I love - love - love Bill Peet!

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