“For all of us who grew up loving Dungeons & Dragons and Tolkien, Monster Goose is an excellent way to introduce our little ones to the world of fantasy!”Drew Daywalt, bestselling author of The Day the Crayons Quit
“Monstrously cleverI’d rather Mary had a hippogriff than a ‘little lamb’ any day!” Molly Idle, award-winning illustrator of Flora and the Flamingo
“The charm and wit of the poems in this book is matched only by Abigail’s beautiful and timeless illustrations.”
Brian Kessinger, story artist for Walt Disney animation studios
“Young readers will ‘goblin up’ these wickedly humorous re-told favorites.” Edith Hope Fine, author of Sleepytime Me
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Henry Herz received a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and operations research from Cornell University, master of science in operations research from George Washington University, and master of arts in political science from Georgetown University, none of which help him write children's books. His love for fantasy began when he read Where the Wild Things Are (repeatedly) as a child (and as an adult) and was sealed by The Lord of the Rings and Dungeons & Dragons. He enjoys painting Warhammer miniatures, moderating science fiction/fantasy literature panels at conventions, eating Boston cream pie, and writing children's books with his sons, Josh and Harrison. Their first book was featured in Young Entrepreneur, Wired GeekDad, CNN, and the Warner Brothers' website for the Hobbit movie. The Herz writing trio lives in San Diego, California.
Abigail Larson's whimsical illustrations have been shown throughout the United States, from New York to Los Angeles, as well as internationally in Paris and London. Larson creates digital art for children's books and commissioned projects. Some of her interests include Halloween, witchcraft, children's literature, skeletons, and monsters.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Everyone has heard of Mother Goose's nursery rhymes, but have you ever heard of Monster Goose? This book takes familiar stories and adds some fun new twists. Where else can you read the tale of This Little Hydra, and much more menacing substitute for This Little Piggy? With beautiful illustrations, this book will entertain in a whole new way. I love to have a retelling of a story everyone is familiar with, so this book was right up my alley. So many nursery rhymes became so much more interesting and fun through these new versions. If the old versions were ever not quite dangerous enough for you, then these stories will probably be just right. I loved the illustrations as well. They managed to be beautiful while still portraying the mood of the stories. However, they also did an amazing job of not being too scary. Just creepy enough. This is a fun and beautiful book that will be sure to get you thinking past the usual nursery rhymes into a whole new world. Book provided for review.
We enter a land of mythical creatures and so many monsters. You will see that though these are rotten creatures, the rhymes are still musical when you read them. These rhymes are so much fun, you might forget they are about monsters. I enjoyed this book. A brilliant twist on Mother Goose Rhymes. I found it just different enough to hold my attention, yet not too scary. Took me back when I read these aloud to my girls. The littles in your life will enjoy these so much. It will become a favorite book quickly. I didn't find any issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because these rhymes were fun. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
I LOVED Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes! It was so much fun to read to my teenagers ;) They each remembered me reading them the originals when they were toddlers and this was perfect and fun for all of us now! The rhymes are fun & entrancing and the images a good mix of cartoon & reality. More… Author: Henry Herz, Josh Herz, Harrison Herz, Abigail Larson Source: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc. Grade: A Ages: 4+
Trolls, witches and hydras oh my! This isn’t your mother’s book of nursery rhymes! From witches that brew spiders in their stew to hydras that go hiss hiss hiss all the way home, great rhyming and excellent illustrations bring these stories to life. Hippogriffs, ogres, werewolves and even a zombie are brought into the fray with these imaginative tales. I would love to see a second book of these rhymes.