The Wonderful O - James Thurber, illustrated by Marc Simont

We found this at a used book sale for a quarter. You can probably get it used on Amazon but you're not likely to come across it in the library, I would imagine. It's a little fable-ish story about two shady characters looking for treasure on the island of Ooroo. But Black has an aversion to the letter O, and so they set about removing it from the island.

It's wonderfully written, with bits of rhyme thrown in, and the scheming lawyer Hyde who helps interpret which Os to remove: geese are allowed, but a single goose is out. Hens, on the other hand, have to be kept apart, or they become poultry.

A clever, silly book.

Fed to jonathan's brain | September 21, 2006 | Comments (0)


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