TITLE: Monster Goose
AUTHOR: Judy Sierra
ILLUSTRATOR: Jack E. Davis
PUBLISHER: Gulliver Books, 2001
Old Monster Goose has turned Mother Goose’s world of nursery rhymes inside out! Here she presents twenty-five deliciously disgusting new poems, filled with rodents and maggots, zombies and ghouls, spiders and, of course, monsters. Remember King Cole? That terrible troll washes his feet in the toilet bowl. And poor Mistress Mary, her garden’s quite scary–its killer potatoes ate all her tomatoes and now are out looking for Mary!
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I grew up on listening to and eventually reading nursery rhymes which were so popular in the late 60’s. Author, Judy Sierra, put together a collection of nursery rhyme parodies that, while a little on the dark side, will amuse young readers (and many older readers as well) with its quirky twist on the typical Mother Goose rhymes. Illustrator Jack E Davis used his immense drawing talent to breathe life into this funny, slightly disturbing collection of poetry. My favorite is probably “Mistress Mary”. A nice addition to any library!
RATING: ****4 Stars****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like but some elements could have been stronger.
3 stars…this story w5ill appeal to some readers, but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
Fox is set to cook a nice meal until the main ingredient tries to escape! The chase is on as Fox and his friends scurry, hop, and lumber their way to catching those rumbly, tumbly taters. Friendship and teamwork go hand in hand during THE GREAT POTATO RACE!
Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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