I Saw Esau
The Schoolchild's Pocket Book
ISBN10: 1564020460 ISBN13: 9781564020468 Contributors: Opie, Peter; Sendak, Maurice (Illustrator) Publisher: Candlewick Pr Published: May 1 1992 Weight: 0.95lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me." That's what children chant when they are being teased; it's what their parents chanted, and probably their grandparents before them. Collected in this invaluable book are the wit and wisdom of generations of schoolchildren--more than 170 selections ranging from insults and riddles to jeers and jump-rope rhymes. With Iona Opie's introduction and detailed notes and Maurice Sendak's remarkable pictures--vignettes, sequences, and full-page paintings both wickedly funny and comically sad--it offers knowledge and entertainment to all who open it.