Monday, October 02, 2006

I think

That possibly that book was called Monster Den and illustrated by Edward Gorey. Or possibly it was called "There's a Nightmare in My Closet". (I've been searching the Library of Congress today.)

Does anyone have them? Do they have finks in sinks in them?


Blogger Kerry said...

It's a book by Dr. Suess. It's called "There's a Wocket in my Pocket"

2:17 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I promise, I've read that one many times and it's not! :) It was much more grim. It was a book specifically about monsters. Sorry! :(

3:05 PM  
Blogger lorinda said...

I love Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb tinies--an ABC of death. Maybe his Wikipedia entry will spark your memory?

3:52 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

After looking at his illustrations I am almost positive it was at least illustrated by him. But a children's book like this? Seems so grim!

4:15 PM  
Blogger Peevish said...

That was the magic of Edward Gorey's work - he illustrated so many children's books in so many inappropriate ways!

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the feeling that the author is Shel Silverstein. This is a link to some of his books:

He was incredibly funny and some of his poems are burned in my memory since the 60's.

Hope this helps.

3:54 AM  
Blogger meg said...

hey i have a couple of his books at home. i'll check this evening and see if i have this one.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

I am pretty sure this book is called Beastly Rhymes by Jack Hanrahan.

4:05 PM  

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