Children's Nonsense Poem Print
Children's Nonsense Poem Print
Children's Nonsense Poem Print

Children's Nonsense Poem Print

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With his trunk in a grump, Ernest the French elephant grumps and humphs his way through a charming (yet rather doleful) nonsense poem written and illustrated by The Original Poet Lizzie Mole.

This original rhyming poem print would be perfect for a nursery or child’s bedroom. It would also make a great bedtime story and one for kids to learn by heart.

Product details

Print only 

Paper size A4 - 21 x 29.7 cm or A3 - 29.7 x 42 cm

All our poems are printed on the highest quality archival papers from heritage paper merchant GF Smith.

The fine-grain smooth art paper is 240gsm and has been selected specifically for our printing and foiling, to ensure a beautiful finish.

Each print is hand-embossed with The Original Poet's initialled branding.

Framed print

A4 outside frame size  - 24.2 x 30.3 cm with depth of 3.7 cm

A3 outside frame size - 32.5 x 45 cm with depth of 3.7 cm

Our frames are handmade in Brighton by a highly skilled framer specialising in hand-finishing. We've chosen a simple hand-painted white wooden frame to complement our poem prints.

The frame has been designed with a recess, which means there is a space between the the print and the glazing. This creates a professional gallery-style finish, not found in high street frames.

The frame is made from sustainably sourced pine and is glazed with picture grade acrylic.


Print only shipping cost - £3.95

A4 unframed prints are presented with a backing board, wrapped in a cellophane bag, then shipped in a sturdy cardboard envelope.

A3 unframed prints are shipped in a strong postal tube.

Framed print shipping cost - £6.95 

Framed prints are shipped in a purpose-designed box to ensure that your order reaches you safely.

If ordering a print(s) and  frame(s) together, only 1x shipping charge of £6.95 will be applied to your order.

Poem Wording

Monsieur E. Le-Phant,

the french heffalant,

was grumpy, his trunk pointed down.

His bed was so lumpy 

(he felt it was bumpy)

his sad trunk was just like a frown.

This sad heffalump,

with his trunk in a grump,

looked grumpily humpfy to me.

His humpfing and grumping

was really quite something,

the grumpiest flumper you'd see.

But though such a grump,

this big heavy lump,

a french elephlump as I've said,

would dump being grumpy

cause he was uncomfy,

and go out and buy a new bed.