I m a big fan of J Otto Seibold s Olive, the Other Reindeer, so I knew I had to get my hands on this one The artwork is typical Seibold quirky cuttouts that almost look like mosaics with odd characters and places The pictures are bright and colorful and fun to look at.The rhymes on the other hand were a little lacking I think I was hoping for something along the lines of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith s Squids Will Be Squids and The Stinky Cheese Man Some of the rhymes are cute, but not all that modernized or funny The only one I really liked was Blah, Blah, Blacksheep which did make me laugh The other rhymes were quirky and silly which I expected but I really thought I d laugh with this book.The art is worth a look and the book is packaged beautifully I just wanted a bit to make me laugh. This is just not my book The art doesn t appeal to me I think the rhymes are kind of lame Saved from one star because the bad pun in Hickory Dickory Clock made me smile Hickory Dickory ClockThe mice ran up in a flockThe clock struck one the rest had fun.Hickory Dickory clock. A clever idea, but the execution is only okay It s certainly not as good as Scieszka s Stinky Cheese Man Because the opening makes a big deal about rhyming, it s very disappointing that the rhymes are so bad, with such on paper rhymes as again and bargain that will confuse kids about the nature of a rhyme Simon and rhyming not even rhymin , which would haev worked Forced rhymes like tuba and Aruba further weaken the bookhow many kids will know or care where Aruba is The illustrations are cool, but the writing should have been better. Seibold would like us to forget Mother Goose, her rhymes are out dated and she s not even a real goose gasp So, with help from Other Goose, an actual goose, readers are presented with modern, quirky, re rhymed poems The presentation of the text and graphics are bright, big, and busywhich I find fun but I can see it being over stimulating for some.Fun book Some rhymes were cute although some were much better than others , and the illustrations were nice, but some of the pages are nearly unreadable because the colors, print, and vibrations from the page clash together. I had high hopes for this book, but it just fell flat for me Perhaps I was expecting something like The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales I thought these might be funny, but nothing was particularly funny about any of them I do enjoy J Otto Seibold s illustrations like always , but that was really all this book had going for it. This is super funny and entertaining Illustrations are crazy all over the placeText is tooAwfully designedRhymes are different not what I was hoping for. It S Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Jack Be Nimble, Miss Muffet, Little Boy Blue, And , Like You Ve Never Seen Them Before Renowned Artist Jotto Seibold Re Nursuries And Re Rhymes Over The Mother Goose Classics In This Must Have Collection Featuring Recurring Characters And An Ending That Brings Everyone Back For A Showstopping Finale, This Book Is The Most Fun Dear Old Mother Goose Has Ever Had Title Other Goose Re Nurseried and Re Rhymed Childrens ClassicsAuthor J.Otto SeiboldGenre Book of Nursery RhymesTheme s Nonsense, Humor, ParodyOpening line sentence Part OneHumpty Dumpty wasn t that tall.Brief Book SummaryProfessional Recommendation Review 1 Hornbook 80 pp Chronicle 2010 ISBN 978 0 8118 6882 2 4 K 3 From Jack and Jill and Bill a pickle wearing a jaunty hat to Little Miss Muffet pronounced Muf fay , Seibold tweaks the Mother Goose classics The results vary in success some of the pieces are memorable for their humor while others fall flat Seibold s distinctive illustrations here his digital art features spray painted backgrounds set a funky, hip scene for the re nurseried and re rhymed tales.Professional Recommendation Review 2 Kathleen Finn School Library Journal K Gr 5 With its color saturated pop art cover featuring a modish Mother Goose wielding a can of spray paint, this is not your traditional nursery rhyme book And that s unquestionably the point Several dozen familiar nursery rhymes have been re nurseried, re rhymed, re mothered and re goosed to produce Little Asleep Bo Peep, Mary Had a Little Band, Rain, Rain, Don t Go Away, There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Sneaker, and so on The fractured rhymes are hip and jokey but presuppose familiarity with the original versions for readers to appreciate them, and the poetic underpinnings of meter and rhyme sometimes lapse Indeed, these modernized rhymes serve primarily as a vehicle for the wildly detailed artwork, which is the real strength here Bold and richly hued illustrations, both computer generated and produced using spray paint on wood panels, drench every page with jazzy, chaotic, and contemporary detail and visual gags The multitudes of cartoonlike characters, some rather sinister looking, bear the artist s trademark elliptical black bug eyes There s nothing overly warm and fuzzy here these rhymes are a sophisticated riff that will appeal to some children but possibly to adults.Response to Two Professional Reviews These review do a great job portraying the confusion this book offers There is really no story behind each poem but the pictures and art around it stand out the most This modern touch is and bright colors may attract young readers in before they get lost in the words Evaluation of Literary Elements Each poem does a great job portraying the setting and story line with images in this story The characters line up much with the original Mother Goose, which will help readers understand the background story This book does a great job portraying a modern and humorous even though the poems are not well written and don t line up with the original rhyme scheme.Consideration of Instructional Application This would be a hard book to present to my class but I would definitely keep it in my class library when children need a break from the main course of learning for that day I think the students would be able to use the pictures in the book to tell stories of their own using their own creative ability Also, with a mix of themes throughout this book it could be used to practice pronunciation or even adding the modern touch to it a rap.