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Russian Optimism

Dark Nursery Rhymes to Cheer You Right Up

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Russian Optimism
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Description

Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up is an illustrated coffee table book containing thirty of Russia's most horrifically hysterical nursery rhymes translated for an English speaking audience. Each rhyme is 2-4 lines, with an innocent title and a horrible ending. Each rhyme is accompanied by a brightly colored yet twisted illustration of the scenario described to add humor. Each two-page layout has the illustration on one side, and the title of the rhyme, the English text, the Russian text and the Russian transliteration (using English letters) on the other. For example, The Woods: "A little boy found a machine gun. Nothing lives in the woods anymore." The rhymes are grouped in seven ironically titled chapters: Moral Messages, Parenting Pointers, Classic Cooking, Aquatic Adventures, Close Calls, Cheery Children and Explosive Endings.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2015
Contributors
Edited by Ben Rosenfeld Illustrated by Dov Smiley Other Chris James
Illustrations
31 Illustrations; Illustrations, color
Imprint
Bigbencomedy
Dimensions
216x216x8
ISBN-13
9780990855200
Product ID
23696611

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