Title of book: Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes
Time length to read: 4-7 min
Age recommended: 6 and up
Author: Henry, Josh and Harrison Herz
Illustrator: Abigail Larson
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Price: $12.53 (Hardcover, Amazon and Barnes & Noble)
Happy Friday everyone! Today I am bringing you a book that will help you have a little fun over the weekend. Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes, by Henry, Josh and Harrison Herz, takes nursery rhymes to the monster level, and by that I mean fun…not scary. This book includes different versions of popular nursery rhymes, such as: “Little Miss Muffet,” Hey Diddle Diddle” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Prepare yourself folks, you’re in for some mythological good fun with this book.
At first, when I looked at this book, I thought “Hmm…this looks like one of those old children books that came out in the 1960’s or 1970’s.” Such books like these remind me of the days when I would visit my grandmother and go through the books she had in her living room, the ones that my father read as a child. It really took me back to my childhood. As I continued to read, I couldn’t help but smile throughout the whole book, thinking “Wow, that’s a really creative mythological twist to that nursery rhyme.” When you read this version of nursery rhymes, it will remind you of certain movies and books, such as: The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and even Harry Potter. There were so many creative twists in this book, it really did feel like a new generation revived of the old nursery rhymes. The illustrations, done by Abigail Larson, in my opinion, were perfect for this book. Like I mentioned above, it was these exact illustrations that brought me back to my childhood days at grandma’s, looking at all her many books. From the coloring of the illustrations, to the way they were all very mythological portrayed, it summed all of the nursery rhymes perfectly. Another clever thing with this version of nursery rhymes is that it has an appendix at the very back of the book. So if anyone didn’t understand certain words in the book, they can look it up in the back for a meaning. I was really impressed with this book. What a creative and clever way to re-vamp nursery rhymes for children.
If you are looking for a different and great version of mother goose nursery rhymes, I would check out this book. Adults, yes, even you should look at this book if you are a kid literature lover, or if you like the traditional version of nursery rhymes growing up. It will bring back memories for you I’m sure as it did for me.
For more information on the authors, or their other books, you can check it out at their website, here.
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