Breaking News
Home » Fantasy » Fantasy Books » Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes Book Review:”Where Strange and Dangerous Monsters Lurk”

Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes Book Review:”Where Strange and Dangerous Monsters Lurk”

Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 3.31.42 PM

From Father & sons author team, Henry, Josh, and Harrison Herz, comes Monster Goose Nursery Rhymesa 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

You can order your copy of Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes on Amazon or, better yet, your local independent bookstore.


About Kelly Orazi

Kelly Orazi is currently a graduate student of medieval and fantasy literature at the newly founded Mythgard Institute. Her interests range from children’s fantasy literature (especially Harry Potter) and modern fantasy to medieval and classical literature. Her scholarly work on fantasy has been presented at Mythcon 43 and at 2013’s largest Harry Potter conference, LeakyCon Portland. She has also contributed to the popular Harry Potter site, and writes regularly on J.R.R. Tolkien and other fantasy works on her own blog,