is a fun, lighthearted book which we enjoyed. There is no deep message here,
but the authors have fun making rhymes and tongue twisters in the context of a
silly story. My 8 year old daughter, 6 year old son and I laughed along with
the story and had a good time. How can you go wrong with a blue baboon in a big
balloon, a cat named Matt, a family of mice who eat fried rice, and an orange
mite who likes to fight with a troll named Dwight? And that’s not all! Throw in
a flight to the moon where there are raccoons in cocoons and a panda on the
veranda, and it’s enough of a deusey to make you woozy!
is the first children book from this husband and wife duo and I look forward to
more from them.
Wise Brown (1910-1952) is the author of GoodnightMoon, a fun little book that we have enjoyed for years. Apparently others
have enjoyed it as well since it has sold over four million copies! This book brings
to light 12 previously unpublished poems by Margaret Wise Brown with
illustrated by 12 different award-winning illustrators and set to music by Tom
Proutt and Emily Gary. The CD, which is included, contains the musical version
of each poem sung by Proutt and Gary.
is a neat project, bringing to light material previously unknown to the public from
a beloved author. However, we did not find this book as engaging as Goodnight Moon. Most of the poems left
us (myself, my 8 year old daughter and my 6 year old son) lacking. The music
was interesting but not compelling. In the end, this was for us a book worth
looking at but not one we would purchase.