Tom potts was fooling around with a gun (such follie should not be), when--bang, the pesky thing went off most unexpectedly. And the reader is started on the trail of Tom Pott's bullet, which leads him through all sorts of unexpected scenes and adventures, each funnier that the last, until, finally, the bullet meets something that can stop it--luckily for Tom because "it might have gone clean around the world and killed him on the spot." No child could fail to be fascinated by the novelty of this book, and the humor of verse and drawings is irresistible.
Meet Algernon Bracket and Orlando Pease. Find out how a rocket launched from the basement floor of an apartment building is sure to interrupt a person's day.
Long before Richard Scarry or Dr. Seuss, an American artist delighted a generation of children and their parents with hilarious, topsy-turvy illustrations and slightly subversive tales told in rhyme. This was illustrator/author Peter Newell. Working over eighty years ago, Newell remains as profoundly enjoyable-and incredibly popular-as ever. Tuttle is proud to be reissuing his three classic works, sure to delight the young and old alike.
Peter Newell (1862 –1924) began his career painting portraits, using crayons as a medium, before turning to children's book. Besides his own books, Newell illustrated Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. He is the author of the Tuttle Classics The Hole Book, The Slant Book, and The Rocket Book.
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