Review & Giveaway: Other Goose by J. Otto Seibold

The classics are just that…classics. However some of the most fun I’ve had in picture books has been when classics are reborn and re-imagined…one of my personal favorites is The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka. In that category we can now add Other Goose by J. Otto Seibold, a collection of “re-nurseried” rhymes for a new generation. Since it’s from J. Otto Seibold…you know it’s gonna be a great read. If you have not read Olive, The Other Reindeer then now is the perfect time of year. And since it’s from Chronicle Books…you know it’s going to be unique and detail oriented. Their packaging is simply fantastic and their attention to every detail in their covers is hard to beat.

While these humorous rhymes are skewed for the slightly older child than traditional Mother Goose, the rhyming and humor will keep the kids interested and bring back memories of the original inspiration. With great new funky rhymes such as “Blah Blah Black Sheep” and “Little Asleep Bo-Peep”, parents and kids will be laughing along with every turn of the page. Modern, dramatic illustrations complete this new look at Mother Goose for today’s kids. The bold images contain lots of details and hidden humor to keep kids looking more than once. It’s sure to be a hit with both girls and boys and even has a little of that special “boy” humor we all know they enjoy. So who would you share this book with?

Want a sneak peek at Other Goose? How about your own copy for that special child this Holiday season? Chronicle Books will give one lucky reader of Stiletto Storytime their own copy and a great matching poster.  Simply comment below with your email address and share your favorite traditional rhyme (Mother Goose or Other). US and Canada addresses only please. Giveaway ends midnight December 6th, 2010.

And if you like Other Goose make sure to add a uniquely inspired set of “Old Maid” cards in those stockings this year!


Filed under Blog Tour, Children's Literature, Children's Non-Fiction, Children's Picture Books

13 responses to “Review & Giveaway: Other Goose by J. Otto Seibold

  1. Laura H.

    Thanks for the giveaway! My niece would LOVE this book! My favorite rhyme is “Three Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed”.


  2. Cute cover art. The illustrations are awesome. My nieces would love this book. Nursery rhymes are the best. It’s sad that they’re not as popular as they use to be. Being Re-nurseried & Re-rhymed should change that. Thanks for the chance to win.

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

  3. OOPS…Pop Goes the weasel is one of my favs.

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

  4. kisah

    oh, my godkids would just love this!

    my favorite rhyme would have to be the itsy-bitsy spider or little miss muffet….i’ve always had a love of spiders! 🙂 weird, i know…..

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  5. MJ

    I teach kindergarten. It saddens me more and more each year that my students do not know Nursery Rhymes. We learn a rhyme each week.
    It’s hard to choose a favorite..I’d have to say “Mary Had a Little Lamb’ with all of the verses!! LOL (I wonder how many of you can recite the WHOLE rhyme??


  6. Renee Richardson

    I always loved Hush, Little Baby! (I think that’s the title, LOL!!) Thanks for the great giveaway:)

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  7. Great giveaway. Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater. bkhabel at gmail dot com

  8. Kenny

    Please I want to win!

  9. Milton Trajano

    “And the dish ran away with the spoon.”

    This part still makes me laugh by imagining the scene.
    To see how the great J. Otto pictured it would be a treat.

    Thank you in advance 🙂

  10. Ruthie B

    The first rhyme my 4 year old grandson learned as a baby was The Itsy Bitsy Spider.& he still loves it today.


  11. Maureen

    I loved nursery rhymes when I was a kid. My favorite was Hey Diddle, Diddle.

  12. stilettostorytime

    Congrats to Laura H.! You have won your very own copy of “Other Goose”. Thanks to everyone who entered and shared their favorite rhyme.

  13. Laura H.

    Thank you so much!!! I’m looking forward to sharing this with my niece.

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