The Utter Zoo: An Alphabet by Edward Gorey

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Twenty-six curious creatures—from the fastidious Ampoo to the world’s one and only Zote—fill the pages of The Utter Zoo, an alphabet from the untamed imagination of Edward Gorey. The Boggerslosh, the Crunk, and the Dawbis; the Ippagoggy, the Jelbislup, and the Kwongdzu; the Scrug, the Twibbit, and the Ulp—each strange and wonderful zoomate displays its own primary characteristic, described in Gorey’s inimitable, droll, rhyming couplets.


Written and illustrated by Edward Gorey

56 pages with
6.5 x 6 inches
ISBN 9780764955082
26 black-and-white drawings
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