Ogden Nash | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Marjorie Lewis

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Critical Review by Marjorie Lewis

SOURCE: A review of Custard and Company, in School Library Journal, Vol. 26, No. 10, August, 1980, p. 55.

In the following review, Lewis contends that “the word-play, the manipulation of language, is marvelous to read.”

There's certainly nothing new to say about Ogden Nash—like “A baby's talcum [he's] always walcum.” What is new is the partnership with Quentin Blake who not only has assembled this anthology of his favorites [Custard and Company] but illustrated them with drawings of typical frazzled hysteria that is altogether fitting. Many of the Nash-isms will be much too subtle for the youngest listeners, but both Custard tales are included plus the cautionary tales for older youngsters such as poor Isabel who didn't care and got eaten by a bear. And for adults there...

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