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The Quangle Wangle shares his enormous hat with a multiplying cast of peculiar creatures in this silly, singsong tale from the celebrated author of THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT.On the top of the Crumpetty TreeThe Quangle Wangle sat,But his face you could not see,On account of his Beaver Hat.Poor Quangle Wangle. Life can get pretty lonely beneath a hat that's a hundred and twoThe Quangle Wangle shares his enormous hat with a multiplying cast of peculiar creatures in this silly, singsong tale from the celebrated author of THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT.On the top of the Crumpetty TreeThe Quangle Wangle sat,But his face you could not see,On account of his Beaver Hat.Poor Quangle Wangle. Life can get pretty lonely beneath a hat that's a hundred and two feet wide. But then along come Mr. and Mrs. Canary, who ask, "May we build a nest on your lovely Hat?" Following close behind are the Stork, the Duck, and the Owl, the Frog and the Fimble Fowl, the Pobble who has no toes, the Dong with a luminous nose. . . . Only classic nonsense poet Edward Lear could create such an odd and amiable crew -- enticingly rendered by Louise Voce in the most vivid of hues....

Title : The Quangle Wangle's Hat
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ISBN : 9780763612894
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
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The Quangle Wangle's Hat Reviews

  • Binibining `E (of The Ugly Writers)
    2019-04-11 07:41

    Jam and Jelly and bread. Yum! Cute poem!

  • Ameenah Murray-khalifa
    2019-04-08 10:42

    The Quangle Wangle Quee sat on top of the Crumpetty Tree, but you could not see his face because of his hundred and two feet wide Beaver Hat.The Quangle Wangle gets visited by an array of imaginary beasts such as a pobble who has not toes and loves to dance on the hat of the Quangle Wangle Quee.This book is almost like a nonsense rhyme but allows for great imagination.It is great for reading aloud and asking children to draw what they think the animals look like.I would recommend this book for children up to and including Yr2, as it can be easily utilised across the curriculum e.g. expressive art, English, geography.

  • Louise (A Strong Belief in Wicker)
    2019-04-16 04:32

    Of course this book has Edward Lear's wonderful nonsense rhyme full of crumpetty trees, ribbons and bibbons, and fimble fowls, but I don't think this version comes up to the magic of Helen Oxenbury's award winning 1970 version. Still, toddlers don't know that and I'm sure they'd be charmed by the funny silly verse and more than happy with the pictures.

  • Erik
    2019-04-17 10:19

    I read the version with illustrations by Janet Stevens. The poem is just ok. There are a lot of interesting creatures but it doesn’t do much more than list them. The illustrations though do a great job of bringing these inventive creatures to life and make it worth a read.

  • Kate
    2019-03-31 05:42

    A fun book with rhyming and lots of colorful illustrations!

  • Amy Forrester
    2019-04-06 06:29

    This picture book uses the text of the classic nonsense poem by Edward Lear. The Quangle Wangle Quee sits atop the Crumpetty Tree in his enormous hat. He lives on jam and jelly and bread, but he’s very lonely. Soon, however, Mr. and Mrs. Canary arrive and beg to build their home on the Quangle Wangle’s hat. He consents and the birds are followed by a parade of animals, from the Stork to the Frog, to the imaginary Pobble with no toes and the Fimble Fowl with the corkscrew leg. That night by the light of the Mulberry Moon the animals dance to the flute music of the Blue Baboon and were as happy as happy could be.Lear’s rhyming poetry is full of nonsense words that just beg to be read aloud. Voce’s whimsical illustrations are placed in a coastal or island location. Although the passage of time is only mentioned at the end of the poem, Voce sets the time frame of the poem within one day. You can follow the progress of the day by looking at the sky and the lighting of each page, from orangey dawn to blue sky afternoon to a purple night lit by the Mulberry moon. Full Review at Picture-Book-a-Day:

  • Catherine Fevery
    2019-04-21 05:46

    The book is very cute for young children. It has a lot of ridiculous rhymes. The main character is Quangle Wangle. The book introduces characters such as a stork and a squash, and several other creative characters. The book is not realistic and very fictional and it reminded me of Dr. Seuss. The animals want to build homes on top of Quangle Wangle’s hat. The animals all join together and built a home on top of his hat. When night comes they all dance to the flute of the Crumpity tree and the book ends with all of the animals being as happy as can be. Some of the vocabulary is for older children. But, the silly rhymes in this book is great for keeping the attention of young children. I would recommend it to be read to children 3-6 years old.

  • Esther
    2019-03-31 04:39

    This is a lovely book, although it's old (published 1969), its satisfying rhythm and rhyme and general silliness is timeless. I think the illustrations by Helen Oxenbury are also excellent, and the use of different mark-making and repeated patterns could be explored further in Art. This book could be used as part of a unit exploring poetry and language, because it has a lot of made up words and rhythms within, which shows children the freedom you have as an author. Children could compare this poem with other poems, thinking about the choice of real and made up words. I think books like this are important in showing how you can play with language and artwork to create a classic.

  • Brooke
    2019-03-22 11:34

    Summary: It tells the story of a creature called the Quangle Wangle that lives on the top of a Crumpetty Tree and wears a very large hat. The Quangle Wangle is lonely until a conglomeration of creatures with silly names and attributes come to build their houses on his hat. The text is silly mixing real and made-up words. It is a fun, cute story. This book is an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award Winner.Theme: It could be a good intro to a lesson on rhymesCurricular Use: Read AloudLevel: K-2Illustrations: The pictures are colorful and illustrate the story well.

  • Charlotte
    2019-04-02 07:24

    Edward Lear has produced yet another rediculous (in a good way) book that children are sure to love. The nonsence words and the disorienting illustrations are sure to intrigue your child for multiple reads.

  • The Brothers
    2019-04-20 03:18

    Few can turn out a rhyme like Edward Lear (of the Owl and the Pussy Cat fame). This time the Quangle Wangle is convinced that life is dull until a variety of animals come to make their homes on his wondrous hat.Good illustrations.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-30 03:30

    An old-school poem gets a fresh face with Voce's lush illustrations. What a fun book to introduce reluctant readers to poetry. With fun, Dr-Seuss like animals, and an easily identifiable theme, this one hits the spot.

  • Allison
    2019-03-23 06:25

    This was a really fun, colorful, children's book that I really wish I'd discovered when my kids were little. I really think they'd have enjoyed it a lot and it very well could have been one of their favorites.

  • Amanda
    2019-04-06 10:45

    Nicely illustrated, but I can't say it was one of my favorites. All the "Qu"'s in the book made it a little of a not-so-fun tongue twister and there wasn't a lot of interesting things in it (although my son loved it more than me).

  • PaulHankins
    2019-04-05 07:41

    Edward Lear's verse is brought to life by Louise Voce's illustrations. Share this one with younger readers looking for connecting poets/poems to modern masters like Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, J. Patrick Lewis, and a host of others.

  • Julian
    2019-03-25 04:47

    'On the top of the crumpty tree the quangle wangle sat...' Genius, and beautiful pictures

  • Beverly
    2019-04-21 03:43

    1969 Kate Greenaway Medal

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    2019-03-26 07:30

    What a joyous jumble of words! The pictures in this version by Janet Stevens add so much to the text.

  • Robyn
    2019-04-08 09:36

    (Read with little sister as part of the "1,001 Children's Books To Read")I really enjoyed this book in all of its funky names and vibrant colors. We very much enjoyed it.

  • kelly
    2019-03-27 08:38

    not my cup of tea

  • Tammy
    2019-04-10 08:22

    Fun story.

  • Janine Fenton
    2019-04-17 11:38

    I liked it as a child and it is still good for kids.

  • Skylar Burris
    2019-04-13 05:26

    Bizzare and nonsensical and vaguely endearing.

  • Jen
    2019-04-12 05:34

    I liked it, but it was a little over the top strange at times, and I had a hard time catching the rhythm of the poem. Maybe I'd like it better in subsequent reads.

  • Kyrie
    2019-04-17 03:37

    I love Edward Lear's rhymes and poetry. The artwork was okay, she definiely got the creatures' features. It's just, well, I liked the ones I'd imagined first.

  • Megan Ekins
    2019-04-11 03:38

    This was an interesting read. The words were not my favorite, they were rather confusing, but the pictures were wonderful!!!

  • Emkoshka
    2019-03-28 05:35

    A little fun and frivolous rhyming nonsense from the master. We may not be able to see the Quangle Wangle's face because of his 'Beaver Hat', but I reckon he looks like a wombat underneath.

  • Tanya
    2019-03-25 10:46

    I liked the illustrations and how everyone came together at the end.

  • Jade Saleem
    2019-04-14 03:21

    This a great read aloud for young children. It teaches chidlern the value of friendhsip.