Friday, July 10, 2015

Poetry Friday: Monster Goose

One of my current projects is a rhyming picture book inspired by various nursery rhymes. So I thought it would be fitting to choose a poem from Judy Sierra's MONSTER GOOSE for today's Poetry Friday post.

Children's poetry is, I think, the perfect format to explore all things slimy, spooky, or strange. It's a
safe way for kids (and adults) to get a little sense of something uncomfortable without actually getting their fingers gooey or their toes bitten off! And very often, it brings on the giggles!

Here is my favorite poem from MONSTER GOOSE. Enjoy, and then be sure to check out today's Poetry Friday round-up over at The Logonauts.

Cannibal Horner 
Cannibal Horner
Sat in the corner
Eating a people potpie.
He bit his own thumb
And cried, "Oh, yum, yum,
A tasty young morsel am I"!

Hungry for more? Check out MONSTER GOOSE at your local library, or oder it online today!

Do you have a favorite monster-themed poem or poetry book?


  1. Grossssssssssssss! I think that's the only appropriate response. Followed by, let's read some more! I might have to get this for our Halloween poem-a-thon, thanks!

  2. I agree with Katie! Gross, but our fourth and fifth graders would love it! Do you know SPINSTER GOOSE? You might like that one too!

  3. I do know Spinster Goose! That is another favorite of mine.

  4. What a fun parody to share with kids! I wonder if they could write their own?

  5. That would be a fun project to do with kids, Mary!

  6. This sounds like such a fun book. Thanks for sharing it today!

  7. Anonymous8:10 PM

    Very clever. And not that easy -- I'll keep trying.


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