By Henry, Josh, and Harrison Herz
Illustrations by Abigail Larson
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. If you didn't catch that the first time I will say it again. I LOVE this book. The illustrations are beautiful, they honestly deserve to be framed on the wall. The twist up on the nursery rhymes are fun and great for older kids or anyone the loves goblins, zombies and werewolves.
Pelican Publishing writes:
"Enter an enchanted land of mythical creatures where manticores reign and ogres roar—a land of mystery and fright. A unique twist on traditional rhymes of everyone’s youth, Monster Goose Nursery Rhymespresents a more sinister approach to these childhood classics, and yet the sing-song nature of the poems renders them playful and jovial at the same time. Little Witch Muffet is not frightened by a silly, little spider; she adds him to her stew!
Rotten zombies, giants, dwarves, and goblins mingle with werewolves, centaurs, and fauns. Follow along the skeleton stepping stones, scale up a palisade, claw at the window of a tasty child and bake him into a pumpkin shell. Monsters cook up delicious elvish pie, too! Every kid who has an eensy weensy bit of sense wants a pet with feathers white as snow, who flies like an eagle and bleats like a goat—a hippogriff, of course!
Six forest sprites with four times as many pixies escape from a loaf of bread atop the elaborate table of the fey queen; her feast has flown away! If you enjoy mischief and have a penchant for the morbidly hilarious, the Herzs’ rhymes will satisfy your mythological curiosities.
Larson’s illustrations give new life to these ancient figures, and her artistic style employs the bold lines and colorful movement of an action-packed comic book. The author also includes a “bestiary” with information about the book’s legendary creatures, which hail from Scotland, Germany, Italy, Persia, Haiti, and Scandinavia."
Little Witch Muffet was one of my favorites.
Peter, Peter, Goblin Eater was my husbands favorite.
Chris giggled the whole time we read him his new nursery rhymes for bed.
So if you like goblins and spooky stuff this book will surly make you smile.
The book can be bought direct from Pelican Publishing.
(Amazon is actually a bit cheaper.)