Edward Gorey’s mordant masterpiece The Wuggly Ump charts the fate of three wholesome children whose happy days weaving chains of flowers are cut short. “Sing tirraloo, sing tirralay, The Wuggly Ump lives far away.” That is one of my favorite beginnings to an Edward Gorey book. You just KNOW. In reference to Joey Schuster’s blog about Layla and Hobie, http://joeyschuster. com/node/32, here’s my art connection, from The Wuggly Ump.

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Want to Read saving…. He attended a variety of local grade schools and then the Francis W. Newer Post Older Post Home. Dec 17, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is printed in three colors like The Bug Bookbut the colors were added at the printing stage and not on the original artwork.

Hardcover32 pages. Published September 1st by Pomegranate Communications first published Mark Gibson rated it it was amazing May 15, Nora rated it really liked it Dec 14, Don’t open the door for strangers. Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was Jul 06, Thao Minh rated it it was amazing.

In later years he illustrated many children’s books by John Bellairs, as well as books in several series begun by Bellairs and continued by other authors after his death.

So behave like a little tyrant and everything will turn out OK.


THE WUGGLY UMP by Edward Gorey | Kirkus Reviews

I was envisioning a cuddly that had edwatd to fill these children’s lives with Joy. From tohe lived in New York City and worked for the Art Department of Doubleday Anchor, illustrating book covers and in some cases adding illustrations to the text.

Such terrible, awful, monstrous things can happen on such normal seeming days! To ask other readers questions about The Wuggly Umpplease sign up. Dec 21, Wughly Maffeo rated it really liked it.

This was actually a story in color.

This is one of my favorites of Edward’s. I let the kids read this one and they laughed and laughed at it.

The Wuggly Ump by Edward Gorey

Jul 30, Benja rated it liked it. Great singsong quality and narrative progression.

Nishant rated it liked it Feb 18, The Wuggly Ump by Edward Gorey. Sep 02, Quitealice rated it liked it. Posted by ampootozote at 6: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Emma rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Subscribe To Posts Atom. However we all know that in Edward Gorey’s world children are not permitted to live a long happy life so along comes the Wuggly Ump to devour them whole. What’s not to like?

We were all rolling with laughter at the end. They thought it was great.

The Wuggly Ump

Seuss meets Edgar Allen Poe? My first and favorite Edward Gorey book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This gives the book a paint by number feel that is appropriate to the story, with the colored areas being flat solid tones which infill elements of the drawings.


There are 3 kids and um; rhyme shows them and this monster te gets closer and closer. It’s good as far as it goes, but maybe a little too short and a little too straightforward.

This book was printed on very inexpensive acidic paper and is quite fragile now. Edward Goreys mordant masterpiece The Wuggly Ump charts the fate of three wholesome children whose happy days weaving chains of flowers are cut short when the mysterious Wuggly Ump hurtles from its den in search of tasty tots.

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Jul 22, nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: Ramey Fights rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Nov 15, Callie Rose Tyler rated it it was amazing Shelves: Tiene un tono hermoso, entre naive y encantador, y morboso y pesimista.

Lady Strange rated it really liked it Nov 08, The kids are eaten at the end. Ritney Biscuit rated it liked it Sep 15, Great use of color and I hope somebody out there has a tattoo of the final illustration. Emmanuel rated it really liked it Oct 17, Dec 29, Amy Other Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: About Me ampootozote View my complete profile.

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