But I've changed my mind again. enormous SMALLNESS arrived the other day. I love e.e. cummings work and I wanted to love this book about him. And I did. I have a collection of his poetry, so we had a look at it first. These poems are great to look at with kids - they can be puzzles and are always rule breaking and funny. And it also reminded them of The Right Word and I heard how much they liked it. (and remembered about Roget!) So I'm very glad we have a copy of both biographies. This book is, as you can see, quirkily and beautifully illustrated and is sixty four pages long. I like that as I feel I'm getting my moneys worth. Sometimes thirty two just doesn't seem enough!
The telegram e.e.'s father sent him before he went to France during the Second World War.
"AS I SAID IN ADVANCE I ENVY YOUR CHANCE OF BREAKING A LANCE FOR FREEDOM IN FRANCE BY DRIVING AND MENDING AN AMBULANCE
BEST LOVE AND LUCK A SOLDIER EVER HAD, FROM BETSY, MOTHER, JANE, NANA AND DAD."
P.s. I just realised I said a few posts ago that I was keeping this for a birthday - oops!