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Monster Goose [Signed]

Sierra, Judy

Published by Harcourt Inc., 2001
ISBN 10: 0152020349 / ISBN 13: 9780152020347
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Title: Monster Goose [Signed]

Publisher: Harcourt Inc.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Davis, Jack E.

Book Condition: Collectible-Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author


Signed & Inscribed by Author. Good+ condition. Light to moderate shelfwear, clean pages. May have bumped edges/corners. Binding intact. Good condition Dust Jacket Included. DJ has light to moderate shelf wear, rubbing. (W91). Bookseller Inventory # 100412677

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Synopsis: Old Monster Goose has turned Mother Goose?s world of nursery rhymes inside out! Here she presents twenty-five deliciously disgusting new poems, filled with rodents and maggots, zombies and ghouls, spiders and, of course, monsters. Remember King Cole? That terrible troll washes his feet in the toilet bowl. And poor Mistress Mary, her garden?s quite scary--its killer potatoes ate all her tomatoes and now are out looking for Mary!
From the bestselling author of Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems and the popular illustrator of the Zack Files comes a zany book that has everyone talking:

?Terribly tasteless. Downright gross.?--Mother Goose
?Somebody, help!?--Mistress Mary

Review: Something has happened to good old Mother Goose--she's not the same kindly storyteller she once was. In fact, that isn't Mother Goose tapping away at her laptop computer at all. It's Monster Goose! With a diabolical grin beneath her granny glasses and fangs peeking out from her beak, this twisted matriarch wreaks marvelously evil havoc on 25 favorite nursery rhymes. Now featuring ghouls, vampire bats, and cannibals, these verses appeal to the perverse corner in every reader's mind. Just a taste:

There was an old zombie who lived in a shoe.
She had so many maggots, she didn't know what to do.
So she soaked them in soapsuds and painted them green.
She'll be giving them out next Halloween.
Not for the faint of heart, Judy Sierra's grisly rhymes are accompanied by such fabulously hideous illustrations by Jack E. Davis (the Zack Files series, Bedhead, etc.), any potential nightmares will be diverted by helpless giggles. Readers will delight in identifying the original classic nursery rhymes behind such titles as "Mary Had a Vampire Bat," "Weird Mother Hubbard," "Hush, Little Monster," and "Werewolf Bo-Creep." Sierra and Davis are an ingenious pair indeed. For more ghoulish nonsense, don't miss Sierra's The House that Drac Built. And for still more playful poems, try her Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems. (Ages 5 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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