Don’t Shrink at the Table

22 February 2011

“If you want to pretend you’re shrinking, that’s all right,” said Treehorn’s mother, “as long as you don’t do it at the table.”


From The Shrinking of Treehorn
by Florence Parry Heide, drawings by Edward Gorey

It’s Treehorn week! Today is the birthday of illustrator Edward Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000), and author Florence Parry Heide celebrates hers on February 27th. She is interviewed about Treehorn here.

3 Responses to “Don’t Shrink at the Table”

  1. I love Edward Gorey’s work! Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Ishta, this book is delightfully subversive! Parry-Heide is the perfect match for Gorey.

  3. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Philip Nel, Deborah Freedman. Deborah Freedman said: It's Edward Gorey's birthday; don't shrink at the table: #gorey […]

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