The Absurd ABC by Walter Crane

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The Absurd ABC
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Print size 30.0 x 40.0 cm
Size including frame:
34.0 x 44.0 cm
Size of image:
20.0 x 25.5 cm
Frame: Black frame
Availability Ready to print

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The Absurd ABC
Walter Crane
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Open edition
© The British Library Board


Walter Crane's charming Absurd ABC was originally published in 1874. It features colourful illustrations along with entertaining verse to help children learn to read. This image features the letters A, B, C and D along with illustrations of a cow jumping over the moon and a cat playing the fiddle.

Rhymes include: 'C for the CAT that played on the fiddle, When cows jumped higher than Heigh Diddle Diddle.'


The Artist: Walter Crane

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