Publisher: Pelican Publishing (2015)
Length: 32 pages
Illustrator: Abigail Larson
Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes is a delightful book for young kids (perhaps 3-6 years old) and fun for parents too. It takes several well known nursery rhymes and twists them just a bit to pull in more fantastical creatures and put on the barest touch of sinister or scary. Each rhyme is shot, perhaps 4 or 6 lines, and this makes it easy for young kids to remember and repeat. For older kids or adults, it gives a good base for them to make up the rest of the nursery rhyme, continuing in the same vein of fantastical beasts.
The illustrations in this book really make it a page turner, and a book that kids and parents alike will enjoy returning too. I was often surprised at the detail for a kids rhyming book, as well as the lush colors. The rhymes themselves pull in a bestiary’s worth of mythical creatures. The illustrations help the imagination picture each and every one of these beasties.
What I Liked: Simple, fun rhymes; lots of mythical beasties; lush illustrations, a touch of dark to the rhymes.
What I Disliked: Nothing – this is a great children’s book.
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