Mother Goose Unplucked
Twisted Fairy Tales, Nutty Nursery Rhymes, and Other Wacky Takes on Childhood FavoritesBook - 2006
Mother Goose Unplucked takes kids on an energetic, fun- and fact-filled excursion to the land of Happilyeverafter. A wacky cast of characters, familiar to us all from our best-known childhood standbys, but appearing here as we've never seen them before, pop up on the pages of this book. Witches, fairies, gnomes, giants, princes, stepsisters, farmers, wolves, pigs, cows, dishes, and spoons are here in familiar settings, but with a very fresh take on their circumstances. Readers will be introduced to the latest music sensation, Rapper Rapunzel, who appears here as an insolent tweenager, banished to her attic room by her fed-up parents. The good Fairy Godmother is an advice columnist. And the Big Bad Wolf, considered armed (with very big teeth) and dangerous, is wanted for identity theft. Readers will discover how to write their own very off-the-wall fairy tales, solve riddles to Stump the Dragon, make their own Spell Decoder magic wand, put Humpty Dumpty back together again, and loads more. Fascinating facts, laugh-out-loud cartoons, tasty recipes, hilariously inspired crafts, brain bogglers, crazy jokes, head-scratching riddles, eye-popping optical illusions, and giggle-inducing activities fill each chapter to bursting.
Publisher: Toronto : Maple Tree Press, 2006.