This is a highly visual climb through a book, a picture, past a rat, a cat, a dog, a cow sailing over the moon, a pie, a pie man, an egg, a hatter, a bug and a Man. It takes the genius of Jon Scieszka to tie them all together in a page turning adventure with the path lit by the startling illustrations of Daniel Adel. You’ll find humor and adventure and a few nursery rhymes and tales you may recognize.
32 pages 978-0670843305 Ages 5-8
Keywords: cumulative tale, humor, poetry, adventure, nursery rhymes retelling, parody, humorous verse, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
In a witty send-up of classic children's verse, a cumulative poem follows the adventures of a rat, a cat, a pieman, a cow and a moon, an egg and a wall, and other familiar characters, all complemented by vivid oil paintings.--from the publisher
This book is about a Rat, a Cat, a Cow over the moon, and a Baby humming a tune. It's about what the Bug did to the rug. It's about how the Egg fell off the wall. It's about the crazy mayhem that can occur when nursery rhymes go awry. Children and adults alike will enjoy reading this book over and over. "This one will wow even the most sophisticated." --Kirkus Reviews
"Clever, madcap text. A twisted treat in rhyme and pictures." -- Children's Book Review Service