This collection of short texts shows a lesser-known side of Joy Cowley that children love. It’s a very good book—there’s a lot of silly in it.

Julia Marshall, Publisher

A Lot of Silly

Joy Cowley knows what makes children laugh. In this book full of absurd poems and very short, silly stories, a man takes his tadpoles for a walk in his hat, a cat is surprised by its talking feet, a tiger gobbles up a dentist, ten baggy clowns do a do-wacky dance … along with many more preposterous flights of imagination.

Each fantastical suggestion is playfully expanded in the illustrations of David Barrow—a first-rate visual comedian.

Cowley channels the spirit of classic silly humorists Spike Milligan, Edward Lear and Ogden Nash in this exuberant collection for the family that emboldens us to experiment with language and play.

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin New Zealand / United Kingdom
    Reader Age 5-7 year
    Book Size

Available worldwide from your local bookstore or online.

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