The Goods: Volume 1

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A compilation of fun for readers of all ages, created by McSweeney’s.

Prepare to be entertained (and informed) by the award-winning McSweeney’s team. Featuring some of children’s literature’s best-known and loved authors and illustrators, this book offers unremitting amusement in a literary funfair of games, puzzles, comics, and other diversions. Thoughtfully conceived and visually unsurpassable, The Goods will captivate adults and children ...

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Overview

A compilation of fun for readers of all ages, created by McSweeney’s.

Prepare to be entertained (and informed) by the award-winning McSweeney’s team. Featuring some of children’s literature’s best-known and loved authors and illustrators, this book offers unremitting amusement in a literary funfair of games, puzzles, comics, and other diversions. Thoughtfully conceived and visually unsurpassable, The Goods will captivate adults and children alike.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
08/19/2013
As an ode to/sendup of “kids’ corner” newspaper features, McSweeney’s began publishing its own syndicated collection of puzzles, games, and teasers in 2011, with all the irreverent, cross-generational humor one would expect from such a project. Forty-four entries are collected in this book, with contributions from Kevin Cornell, Carson Ellis, Jon Klassen, Adam Rex, and many more. Mazes, “spot the difference” games, and connect-the-dots are common; many recurring elements are laugh-out-loud funny. Jon Scieszka offers an occasional science “korner” (step one for making a prehistoric fossil: “Place a large, dead animal at the bottom of the ocean”), and a “Cook with Your Face” segment presents bite-size recipes for “mouthshakes” and “salsa de la boca” (“Chew thoroughly, until ingredients are fully mixed”). From newly minted words and dress-up Rasputin dolls to internal organ trading cards, it’s more than enough to keep hipster parents and their kids entertained. Ages 8–up. (Oct.)
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[A] crazy, remarkable compilation of persistent fun, games, activities and brain joggers for young readers that even veteran readers will enjoy with a knowing smirk and nod toward its creativity and multitude of talented contributors.
—Fall 2013 Parents' Choice Awards
Children's Literature - Christie Lough
The Goods by McSweeney’s is a compilation of items to amuse children of all ages. Many famous authors have contributed to this book including children’s authors Jon Scieszka and Mo Willems. Each page has multiple activities and some of the pages are very hectic, making it hard to focus on one activity at a time. The backs of the pages are a little too distracting as well, with The Goods’ printed in red triangles all over the page. There are 174 different items in the book. There are word puzzles, mazes, and comics to make you laugh. There are cut outs for finger puppets and directions to send secret messages using flags. There are instructions for applying temporary tattoos at home and or creating a new word. Despite the busyness of the book, the graphics make the pages exciting. Each page is very different from the last, which helps keep the reader engaged. Overall, this book would be great for a rainy day, snow day, or a long car ride to keep everyone entertained. Reviewer: Christie Lough; Ages 5 up.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763668945
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 382,311
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children, including Extra Yarn, which won a 2013 Caldecott Honor. Brian McMullen is the award-winning senior art director and a senior editor at McSweeney's, the independent publishing company founded by Dave Eggers. Together, they created The Goods.

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