Synopses & Reviews
It's Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Jack Be Nimble, Miss Muffet, Little Boy Blue, and more, like you've never seen them before! Renowned artist J.otto Seibold re-nursuries and re-rhymes over the Mother Goose classics in this must-have collection. Featuring recurring characters and an ending that brings everyone back for a showstopping finale, this book is the most fun dear old Mother Goose has ever had!
"Seibold's manic characters and seasick palette give Mother Goose a jolt of Red Bull. Humpty Dumpty buys elevator shoes, Little Boy Blue gets a tuba ('The sheep are in Venice,/ and the cow's in Aruba'), and his old woman, who lives in a sneaker, buys a stereo that ruins her hearing. Some rhymes are amped up ('Mary played a guitar jam/ with her little lamb'), some are goofy ('The little doggie clapped,/ the toothpaste stayed capped,/ and the cow cheered along with the moon'), and some need work in the rhyme and meter department ('He searched all the shelves/ again and again/ until Humpty found/ a true bargain'). The verse hardly matters, though, because the splat-bang humor and frenetic visuals grab most of the attention. When Simple Simon can't remember why he's at the fair (he's simple, after all), a flowchart in the sky above him starts with 'PIE!' but all roads lead to 'WHY?' Packed with offbeat snark, this collection is as likely to end up on a 20-something's coffee table as it is to join the bedtime reading pile. All ages. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
It's Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Miss Muffet, and others like they've never been seen before. Renowned artist J.otto Seibold re-nurseries and re-rhymes over the Mother Goose classics in this must-have collection. Full color.
About the Author
J.otto Seibold has illustrated, and in some cases also written, 15 books for children, including Vunce Upon a Time, Penguin Dreams, the Mr. Lunch books, and Olive, the Other Reindeer. He lives in Oakland, California.