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Nize Baby

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by inky, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Sing a Song of Sixpence
    The Hare and the Tortoise
    Little Red Riding Hood
    The Dog in the Manger
    The Grasshopper and the Ant
    The Fox, the Crow and the Cheese
    The Little Frog and the Mummy Frog
    'De Fodder wit de son wit de donkeh'
    The Boy Who cried Wolf
    The Fisherman and the Little Fish [don't know that one]
    The story of Pocanhontas
    The Pied Piper of Hamelin
    William Tell and the Apple
    King Midas and the Golden Touch
    Jack and the Beanstalk
    TomThumb
    Bluebeard
    Simple Simon
    Aladin and his Lamp
    The Fox That Lost its Tail
    The Stonecutter
    Rumpelstiltskin
    The Haughty Princess

    etc

    All those lovely stories - all retold in a wonderful 1920s book called Nize Baby.






     
  2. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Why did I mention it? Because it's a joyous, beautiful book that reminds us how fundamental to our experience these stories are.
     
  3. Thanks Inky will look out for it!!
     
  4. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Magmac, do a google. Nize Baby isn't an anthology. It's written by a comic genius called Milt Gross an, in each chapter, Nize Baby's mother tells him a story while she feeds him his pureed whatever.
    Top complicate matters, it's written in Yiddlish.

    Absolutely hilarious.
    A short example of the style [from <u>Jack witt the binn stuck</u>]

    FEE, FOOY, FOOY, FOM!
    I smell de blood from a Human Bing!
    Be he alife odder be he dat ----
    I'll make from heem a corn-biff sanawich!!

    Nize Baby's mother's English might not be perfect, but she certainly knows the stories inside out. It's not a book for your average EYclass but you can find it on Amazon and I love it to pieces.

     
  5. Sounds a hoot will have to get a copy!!
     
  6. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    I'm off to have a look, magmac.

    no idea why I was in italics and no timeto correct it.

    Just google Nize baby milt gross and you'll find the book and its context. Feel free to get back to me - you wn't regret it!
     

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