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.)
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.
From newly minted words and dress-up Rasputin dolls to internal organ trading cards, [The Goods is] more than enough to keep hipster parents and their kids entertained.
[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
|Product dimensions:||10.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 9 Years|