Walrus and the Carpenter


12 pages
ISBN 0-670-84503-5
DDC j821.54




Illustrations by Nick Bantock
Reviewed by Jean Free

Jean Free, a library consultant, is a retired public-school teacher and
librarian in Whitby, Ontario.


This is a small pop-up rhyme book that illustrates the poem “The
Walrus and the Carpenter,” from the book Through the Looking Glass.
Nick Bantock’s clever and amusing interpretations of the humorous poem
add insight to the original, making this an amusing introduction to
Lewis Carroll’s poem.

The innovative pop-ups will intrigue primary- and junior-grade children
and could stimulate their own creative interpretations of poetry.
Marvelous oysters with mouths that open and shut, an eerie carpenter, a
self-satisfied walrus and flying fish make this a splendid book for
lovers of this classic poem.


Carroll, Lewis., “Walrus and the Carpenter,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 24, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/24583.