Humor in Kenji's Stories

Many of Kenji's stories are rich in humorous imagery that captures the reader's heart. He fuses novel elements to create delightful images: an "oven" cat who is in the habit of sleeping inside the earthen cooking stove, a raccoon dog who doesn't wash his face, a peculiar postcard written in a clumsy hand that arrives for a little boy, Ichiro, from Wildcat, and frogs who like to gaze at the clouds.
The humor in Kenji's stories encompasses a multiplicity of styles. The oven cat in The Cat Office is both funny and sad. Silly humor intermingles with eeriness in The Spider, the Slug, and the Raccoon. In Taneli Certainly Seemed to Be Chewing All Day Long, little Taneli still can't talk very intelligibly, but he is full of curiosity, and his nonsensical songs and humorous exchanges with trees, birds, and his mother make for an amusing tale.

Humor in Kenji's Stories
Rhythm in Kenji's Stories
Poems and Stories: Gifts of the Stars, Wind, and Animals
Poetry Encounters Science
Poetry Encounters Science (2)
Fantasy as Reality of the Mind
Broadminded Acceptance of Outsiders and Strangers
A Literature for Adolescents
Multiplicity of Meaning in Kenji's Stories
Stories that Examine Ethical Questions
Stories that Examine Ecological Questions
Kenji the Teacher
Kenji the Social Reformer

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