Motor Goose – Poems by Rebecca Colby and illustrated by Jef Kaminsky

      Motor Goose – Poems by Rebecca Colby and illustrated by Jef Kaminsky, Feiwel and Friends / Macmillan, 9781250101938, 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book? For a child who loves vehicles, this is a perfect book. The words of Mother Goose rhymes have been changed in order to incorporate the vehicle theme throughout the book. Instead of Little Miss Muffet, the poem is Little Miss Mixer that highlights a concrete mixer. This Little Piggy is transformed into This Little Steam Train. It is cleverly written and illustrated, especially for a child who knows the original rhymes. As an adult reading this book, I found myself laughing out loud. The illustrations are great and add depth and personality to each of the vehicles.

Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about this book

To whom would you recommend this book?  Any young child who loves trucks, boats, trains and planes will read this book over and over. It’s also a book that adults will love reading. The illustrations are large and the poems are short, so it would make a good story time read-aloud.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries, elementary school libraries, day care centers

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher Washington, DC.

Date of review: July 13, 2017


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