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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My first and favorite Edward Gorey book. 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. One of his step-mothers was Corinna Mura, a cabaret singer who had a brief role in the classic film Casablanca.

May 09, Sulis Peri Hutan rated it liked it. Aug 15, Eddie Watkins rated it really liked it Shelves: Really loved this one.

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Such terrible, eddard, monstrous things can happen on such normal seeming days! It is pretty simple and it is for kids. The illustrations are simple, rdward, and resemble the happy drawings Mr. This is one of my favorites of Edward’s. This reprint used an interior illustration and standardized type on the cover and is not nearly as attractive a book as the first edition. A great and fun little story. I was envisioning a cuddly that had come to fill these children’s lives with Joy.



The Wuggly Ump is actually a rather large fellow with jagged teeth that likes to snack on umbrella’s, doorknobs To ask other readers questions about The Wuggly Umpplease sign up. Check out our TinyTakes review on Twitter here: Oct 17, Jeff Svare rated it it was amazing. Little evward was taken to use the infill of color to any great effect. What is a Wuggly Ump?

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But the Wuggly Ump has left its den and is heading their way This was actually a story in color. His father was briefly a journalist. Although he would frequently state that his formal art training was “negligible”, Gorey studied art for one semester at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago ineventually becoming a professional illustrator.

Seuss meets Edgar Allen Poe? Sep 02, Quitealice rated it liked it. Nishant rated it liked it Feb 18, This story appears in Amphigorey, and is currently in print from Pomegranate Books. 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. Mark Gibson rated it it was amazing May 15, Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; ogrey parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried glrey when he was A breezy sunshiny bit of sing-song morbidity.

The Wuggly Ump

Labels albondocani press 1 book by Gorey christmas 32 collectibles 3 ymp 61 fantod press 4 illustrated by Gorey 94 limited edition 12 magazine 42 miscellaneous original art postcard 7 poster 5 prints 35 reference 5 stuffed doll 16 theater and ballet It happens to the best of us, kids.


This story yorey me up. May 01, Calista rated it it was amazing Shelves: Trivia About The Wuggly Ump. Gorey has been creating for John Ciardi’s books.

Emma rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Great singsong quality and narrative progression.

THE WUGGLY UMP by Edward Gorey | Kirkus Reviews

Published September 1st by Pomegranate Communications first published Subscribe To Posts Atom. Jul 22, nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was printed on very inexpensive acidic paper and is quite fragile now.

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This book is printed in three colors like The Bug Bookbut the colors were added at the printing stage and deward on the original artwork. Only Edward Gorey whggly for sure, but this is the only book that this rare creature appears in.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This follows a group of happy little children, as they weave chains of flowers and eat their bread and milk.

There are 3 kids and the rhyme shows them and this monster who gets closer and closer.