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A gorgeous new edition of this hilarious classic anthology of moral instruction!

The Chief Defect of Henry King
Was chewing little bits of String.
At last he swallowed some which tied
Itself in ugly Knots inside . . .
A much-loved classic for children and adults alike since its first publication in 1939, this collection of poems is a truly unforgettable book of moral instruction. Take heed from the lessons learnt by Matilda, Who told lies and was Burned to Death, Jim, Who ran away from his nurse wand was eaten by a Lion, and Rebecca, Who slammed doors for Fun and Perished Miserably. . .

Formats & editions

  • Cautionary Verses
    Hilaire Belloc, Quentin Blake

    Paperback

    9780099295310

    November 10, 1995

    Red Fox

    368 pages

    RRP $22.99

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