Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up

Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up

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Overview

Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up by Ben Rosenfeld, Dov Smiley

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990855200
Publisher: Benjamin Rosenfeld
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: Moral Messages
The Bright Side
Don't Ask Stupid Questions
Digging A Hole
Mom's Bedroom
The Old Lawnmower

Chapter 2: Parenting Pointers
Mom's Gifts
The House Guests
The Harmonica
School's Out
Cherries

Chapter 3: Classic Cooking
Dinner
The Boiling Pot
Gamey Meat
The Oven

Chapter 4: Aquatic Adventures
The Rat
Good Timing
A Cyprus Vacation

Chapter 5: Close Calls
The Flower Pot
Father and Son
The Lovely Couple
Surprise

Chapter 6: Cheery Children
The Happy Singers
The Actor
The Zamboni
The Sandbox
Windy Day

Chapter 7: Explosive Endings
The Woods
The Pineapple
The Snorer
This Last One Makes No Sense

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