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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Or perhaps it’s that life can and will fuck you over no matter how well behaved you are I don’t really understand why a creature that likes to eat inanimate objects would suddenly have a craving for flesh of young humans but w When I turned the first page of this little novel I thought ” Wow an Edward Gorey that’s not entirely disturbing”. Dec 29, Amy Other Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: This story appears in Amphigorey, and is currently in print from Pomegranate Books. Tiene un tono hermoso, entre naive y encantador, y morboso y pesimista.

Jul 22, nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: The Wuggly Ump by Edward Gorey. So behave like a little tyrant and everything will turn out OK. Seuss in The Wuggly Umpin which three children are visited by the titular creature, of which fantastic and slightly unsettling tales are rumored think Carroll’s Snark.

This reprint used an interior illustration and standardized type on the cover and is not nearly as jmp a book as the first edition. Jul 06, Thao Minh rated it it was amazing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nov 15, Callie Rose Tyler rated it it was amazing Shelves: About Me ampootozote View my complete profile. Reread in Amphigorey ; reviewing separately.


Really loved this one. Trivia About The Wuggly Ump.

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I’m not entirley sure what the moral of this story is but I think it’s that if you’re a kid who behaves, eats all your dinner and say your prayers before bedtime a hideous monster will arrive at your front door and eat you.

What edsard a Wuggly Ump? The kids are eaten at the end. A breezy sunshiny bit of sing-song morbidity.

Little care was taken to use the infill of color to any great effect. Hardcover32 pages. Emmanuel rated it really liked it Oct 17, Such terrible, awful, monstrous things can happen on such normal seeming days!

Ramey Fights rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Oct 17, Jeff Svare rated it it was amazing. Of course, books by Edward Gorey are rarely happy and carefree. Jul 30, Benja rated it liked it.


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. Return to Book Page.

Dec 17, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: Seuss meets Edgar Allen Poe? Books by Edward Gorey. One of tthe step-mothers was Corinna Mura, a cabaret singer who had a brief role in the classic film Casablanca.


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This story cracked me up. It is pretty simple and it is for kids. Check out our TinyTakes review on Twitter here: Then hell froze over and pigs flew Dec 07, Cooper Renner rated it really liked it. 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.

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. Emma rated it it was amazing Nov 05, We were all rolling with laughter at the end. Great use of color and I hope somebody out there has a tattoo of the final illustration. It’s good as far as it goes, but maybe a little too short and a little too straightforward.

Nora rated it really liked it Dec 14, Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. Open Preview See a Problem? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Caitlin M rated it liked it Apr 15,