“The Gashlycrumb Tinies” by Edward Gorey
This is not your ordinary ABC’s book, but instead a funny and twisted version of the genre.
The “Gashlycrumb Tinies” was first published in 1963, and tells the morbid tale of 26 children and their terrible fate, each one representing a letter of the alphabet.
Everything is perfect, from the writing to the beautiful black and white illustrations.
An amazing and original small book filled with dark humour and poetic rhymes. Just don’t expect to read it to a 5 year old.