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Marguerite, Go Wash Your Feet Paperback – October, 1985

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From Publishers Weekly

Granfa Grigg Had a Pig, A Great Big Ugly Man Came Up and Tied His Horse to Me and other comic collections have won awards for Tripp. His new offering is a cornucopia of spacey amusements, bound to delight fun-seekers. Bursting with action, brightly colored pictures accentuate the nonsense in all the entries. The title is taken, as every wag knows, from the couplet with the second-line warning, "The Board of Health's across the street!" Tripp burlesques noble lines as well, even those penned by mighty Shakespeare and delicate Emily Dickinson. Illustrating "I'm Nobody! Who Are You?" is a gathering of fabulous nonentities including King Kong; a slightly smaller giant carrying Charlie Chaplin; Pinocchio, his nose lengthening as he lies to Wonderland's Alice; Baby Bear assuring Goldilocks: "We fixed the chair and, anyway, I hate Porridge"; and others.
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

Grade 3 Up Tripp has provided another lushly illustrated, madcap anthology of nonsense poetry and quotes, a worthy successor to his Granfa' Grig Had a Pig & Other Rhymes Without Reason from Mother Gooseu (1976) and A Great Big Ugly Man Came Up & Tied His Horse to Me (1973, both Little). Whether illuminating Spike Mulligan or William Shakespeare, the drawings are dense, appropriate and funny on a variety of levels. Children will miss some of the puns and satire, but there is humor enough for all. Like Anno (in books like Anno's Britain Philomel, 1982), Tripp creates illustrations packed with visual puns and characters and scenes borrowed from literature and art. Marguerite, Go Wash Your Feet! is a book for parents and children to share and laugh over as the words and drawings come Tripp-ingly off the page and into the heart. Kathleen D. Whalin, New Canaan Library, Conn.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T) (October 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395398940
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395398944
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Wallace "Wally" Tripp is an American Illustrator best known for his children's books and Pawprints Greeting Cards. Wally was born in Boston in 1940 and grew up in rural New Hampshire and New York. Drawing was a favorite childhood past-time that he never gave up. Wally attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where he studied illustration and annoyed his teachers with his irreverent sense of humor. He received a bachelor's degree in education from Keene State College and an M.A. in English from the University of New Hampshire. He then taught English for three years until devoting himself full-time to illustration, thanks much to the business prowess of his then-wife, Marcy, who later presided over Pawprints Greeting Cards and Sparhawk Books. In spite of his all-consuming devotion to EC Comics, Skookum Indians, RC model aviation, Middle-English poetry and Classical music, Wally managed to illustrate over 60 books and 600 cards for Pawprints. Tripp was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at the age of 42 and had to retire from illustration soon after. In 2001, Wally underwent the life-altering deep-brain stimulation surgery at UCLA Medical Center, which was an extraordinary success. Wallace still writes a little, puns a lot and has never stopped drawing. Tripp has three eccentric children (all artists) and three grandsons; two musicians and a biologist. Tripp currently lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire and can frequently be found trolling the aisles of his beloved Toadstool Bookstore.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Francis on January 28, 1999
Format: Paperback
I have loved Wallace Tripp's illustrations since I was a child- he puts an amazing amount of character and detail, and wonderful coloring, in his work! The verses in this book were penned from authors ranging from Emily Dickinson to Groucho Marx- and the illustrations enrich them in every case! Recommended for adults as well as little folk!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paulette LM Machor on March 8, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book was always a favorite of mine when I was little. The illustrations are amazing, and very comical. I did not understand all of them, but you know now, I laugh every time I read this book!
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By toonrog99 on April 23, 2014
Format: Library Binding Verified Purchase
..............the book came in less than described condition..............

The cover is of course by my now all time fav author and artist, MR. WALLACE TRIPP........

but with that being said, this version of poems, and such is not of a laugh a minute as opposed to his other later or earlier works therof................................

ye haff bent worned.............................hehehehheheh.................urrrp !!!!
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When my three daughters were young I wanted to introduce them to poetry, as I was practicing the craft. I purchased this and today, 30+ years later they remember the book and the poems within. I started posting poems on Faceboo for their enjoyment and that of my friends. All were well satisfied and amused by the material.
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