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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THE WUGGLY UMP by Edward Gorey | Kirkus Reviews

Refresh and try again. When I turned the first page of this little novel I thought ” Wow an Edward Gorey that’s not entirely disturbing”. I let the kids read this one and they laughed and laughed at it.

Seuss in The Wuggly Umpin which three children are visited by the titular creature, of goey fantastic and slightly unsettling tales are rumored think Carroll’s Snark. So behave like a little tyrant and everything will turn out OK.

The Wuggly Ump

Dec 25, Halah Ahmad rated it really liked it. Labels albondocani press 1 book by Gorey christmas 32 collectibles 3 exhibitions 61 fantod press 4 illustrated by Gorey 94 limited edition 12 magazine 42 miscellaneous original vorey postcard 7 poster 5 prints 35 reference 5 stuffed doll 16 theater and ballet Little care was taken to use the infill of color to any great effect.


Great use of color and I hope somebody out there has a tattoo of the final illustration. Posted by ampootozote at 6: 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. Nishant rated it liked it Feb 18, This is one of my favorites of Edward’s.

Thf is a Wuggly Ump? The Wuggly Ump by Edward Gorey. It’s more of a true version of The three little pigs that every kid should read. This follows a group of happy little children, as they weave chains of flowers and eat their bread and milk. His father was briefly a journalist.

The Wuggly Ump by Edward Gorey

Oct 22, Sally rated it really liked it. Tiene un tono hermoso, entre naive y encantador, y morboso y pesimista. This book is printed in three colors like The Bug Bookbut the colors were added at the printing stage and not eeward the original artwork.

Oct 17, Jeff Svare rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


May 09, Sulis Peri Hutan rated it liked it. 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 whatever. Jul 30, Benja rated it liked it. Aug 15, Eddie Watkins rated it really liked it Shelves: The illustrations are simple, colorful, and resemble the happy drawings Mr.

Want to Read saving…. A great and fun little story.


Mar 01, Desiree rated it really liked it Recommends it for: 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.

Seuss meets Edgar Allen Poe? This book was printed on very inexpensive acidic paper and is quite fragile now. Jul 22, nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: Or perhaps it’s that life can and will fuck you over no matter how well behaved you are