The Wuggly Ump and Other Delights Coloring Book
Soft cover book with staple binding.
48 pages with 22 images to color
Size: 8½ x 11 in.
Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed.
The artist Edward Gorey (American, 1925–2000) created a diverse menagerie ranging from Menacing Monsters to Sleepy Cats. One of his creepiest Creatures was an Ump renowned for its Wuggliness. Mr. Gorey drew the Ump, from its “little wilful eyes” to the tip of its snakey tail, and he wrote down its scarey story. The whole thing is here for you to color, along with some other pictures of Cats, a Lion, several Little Girls, and two Ladies in Very Big Hats.
You will find twenty-two of Gorey’s pictures in this coloring book. They are shown as small pictures on the inside front and back covers. Sometimes Gorey used color, but quite often he simply drew with black ink. Still, he’d have been curious to see what colors you might add to his drawings
1–14. Illustrations from The Wuggly Ump
15. Illustration from The Remembered Visit
16. Seventeen Cats
17. Illustration from Story for Sara
18. Untitled illustration (Cat on rock)
19. Illustration from The Very Fine Clock, written by Muriel Spark
20–21. Illustrations from Merry, Rose, and Christmas-Tree June, written by Doris Orgel
22. Illustrations from Miss Clafooty and the Demon, written by J. David Townsend