Welcome to the Kid Lit Blog Hop #27
Today, I have some very quirky books to rave about, he he.
Description from Amazon:
Another silly rhyming picture book for children from Gerald Hawksley!
DO say "please", if you'd like some cheese.
DON'T attempt to juggle bees.
DO remember where you keep your toes.
DON'T balance an elephant on your nose.
Packed with completely useless advice and jolly illustrations, this charming rhyming picture book is a simple, silly guide to life, which will enlighten and entertain silly children (and silly adults) everywhere!
And DO see if you can spot the mouse on every page!
Well, I can say that this silly rhyming picture book was a hit in our house from the first moment we read it.
How could one pass up useless advice for silly children as opposed to silly advice for children, LOL, I love it. That is just the kind of humour that Gerald Hawksley seems to have and the illustrations are so eye catching.
But that is not all, we loved this one so much we decided to purchase another.
Description from Amazon:
A nonsensical rhyming ABC Kindle book for kids featuring silly monsters, from the amblemoose to the zebozoo, not forgetting the spotty socksniffer (who sniffs socks with spots), the tea-toad (who hides in cracked teapots), the mouldy moop (who menaces mild-mannered mice) and the nasty nonk (who's never very nice).
Really the description says it all. This is a truly silly book with some ingeniously silly ways of teaching children the alphabet. I wish I could post some illustrations here as they are just so clever. My favourite letters would be "Q is for the Qweeple, who sits on quilts and quivers." and "R is for the Ratatoon who resides in rural rivers."
Gigi just loves this book and I have heard her repeating some of the silly animals. After reading so many bland and boring ABC books, this goes down as one of our all time favourites and I think it is a huge achievement on Gerald Hawksleys part to come up with something unique.
So, does it end there, well, of course it doesn't, he has written loads of books, so our next purchase was...,
A Silly Monsters rhyming counting picture book for kids.
One sniffly grumpwuzzle scratches his nose.
Two giggling fluffwimples wiggle their toes.
A companion picture book to Gerald Hawksley's Silly Monsters ABC.
Count along with silly monsters from one sniffly grumpwuzzle to twenty silly bumblerabbits.
Which silly monster do you like the best?
We can't decide we love them all. LOL. I can safely say we have become fans and will certainly be making our way through all of Gerald's books to purchase.
I wanted to do an interview with Gerald as you know I do love to stalk people on twitter then make them guest on my blog, but I couldn't find out very much about Gerald at all, not even a contact on his blog. Never mind....Maybe he will read this post one day and give us a shout LOL.
And just one more thing before we go hopping around the other blogs.
I am proud to announce that I am a
What is it you ask. The lovely and very talented Tara Lazar, author of "The Monstore" which we have reviewed on this very blog, he he, started this initiative about 5 years ago, where for the month of November, you commit to coming up with a new picture book idea every day for the entire month.
If you are keen to get involved, hop on over to
I have kept to schedule so far, although some of my ideas may be considered bad taste LOL, but that is the nurse in me.
Here's one that I know will never make it to print, but did give me a chuckle.
"No Peanuts In My Playground by Ana Phylaxis" LOL I know I know, if that is all I have come up with then I better get cracking.
To infinity and beyond with a red crayon I say, he he, happy hopping folks.
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