From Father & sons author team, Henry, Josh, and Harrison Herz, comes Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes, a delightfully dark set of nursery rhymes about ogres, witches, hippogriffs, and zombies. Playing off traditional nursey rhymes like “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Little Miss Muffet”, these poems take us out of our comfortable and ordinary world and place us instead in a world of fantasy, where strange and dangerous monsters lurk. Here, “itsy-bitsy spiders” are the least of our problems when there are brownies on the loose. And “little lambs” and “baa-ing black sheep” are nothing compared to hippogriffs and roaring ogres.
Complete with a bestiary of monsters in the back of the book and Abigal Larson’s stunning full-page illustrations, this collection is fun, playful, and just dark enough for all our monster-loving little ones to eat up.
“It’s an exciting business reading a picture book… if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to!” to misquote Bilbo Baggins. If you want a gentle, familiar way to spark the imagination of your Halflings, to introduce those little carbon-based life forms to goblins, trolls, zombies, minotaurs, and more, then I encourage you to take a look at MONSTER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES. From the Henry L. Herz article on Legendarium Media