Thursday, April 24, 2008

Other Goose: Recycled Rhymes for Our Fragile Times . . . by Barbara Wyn Klunder

Other Goose is a collection of altered nursery rhymes. This book is marketed for children but will most likely not be enjoyed by them. The rhymes are forced and do not read smoothly. The illustrations are rather creepy and not at all engaging for young children. Klunder seems to be writing a book of political views disguised as children's nursery rhymes. My recommendation is to steer clear of this one unless you like verse such as:
Twinkle, twinkle, little starlets
More and more resembling harlots
Up above the world so high -
Celebrity fame's the reason why.

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