Children's & Fantasy/Sci-Fi Books

Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes is Now Available

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We are absolutely delighted to announce that our fantasy picture book, Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes, has just been released by Pelican Publishing.


Enter an enchanted land of mythical creatures where manticores reign and ogres roar. With a unique twist on traditional rhymes, Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes presents a darker approach to these childhood classics, and yet the sing-song nature of the poems renders them playful and jovial at the same time. Little Witch Muffet is not frightened by a silly, little spider; she adds him to her stew! If you enjoy mischief and have a penchant for the morbidly hilarious, the rhymes will satisfy your mythological curiosity. The book also includes a “bestiary” with information about the book’s legendary creatures.

The book has garnered widespread praise, including:

This distinctive collection deserves to be enjoyed year round.
Publishers Weekly

For all of us who grew up loving Dungeons & Dragons and Tolkien, Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes is an excellent way to introduce our little ones to the world of fantasy!”
Drew Daywalt, author of the New York Times bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit

Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes is an inventive welcome to the traditional rhymes we all grew up with. Both kids and adults, whose interest are a bit dark and creepy and off the beaten path, will revel in the rhymes’ inventive dark humor. Bravo!
Dan Yaccarino, author and illustrator of Unlovable, Doug Unplugged, and more

Monstrously clever—I’d rather Mary had a hippogriff than a ‘little lamb’ any day!
Molly Idle, Caldecott Honor winning illustrator of Flora and the Flamingo, Tea Rex, and more

“Monstrously clever and soon to be schoolyard standards.”
Tara Lazar, author of The Monstore, I Thought This Was a Bear Book, and more

Love fantasy? Know any kids? Get a copy

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Author: Henry Herz

Children's book author

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