Not Your Mother’s Goose, by Topher Goggin
Five out of five stars
This book contains a series of sarcastic and satirical takes on many of the fairy tales that have been around for a long time and have been made into animated movies. Silly songs that are sung in grade school are also lampooned and expanded on.
Rip Van Winkle is a man looking to get away from a nagging wife, there is a new book by Tom “This Old Man” Thomas about the best way to play “knick knack,” the Princes that kiss Sleeping Beauty and Snow White are considered a little perverted and Rapunzel belts out Kanye West lyrics.
Some of the jokes are slightly crude, but nothing downright vulgar. The story with the headline “Rapunzel Gets First Bikini Wax” is about as crude as it gets. My favorites are:
*) Third Little Piggy’s Constant Requests For Roast Beef Causing Tension With Steers In Barnyard
*) Old King Cole Receives Medical Marijuana Card – he is now truly a merry old soul
*) Family Members Panic-stricken After Humpty Dumpty Wins Trip to Great Wall of China on Game Show
*) PETA to Protest Popping of Weasels
*) Dr. Jack Horner Now Sticking in His Thumb to Perform Prostate Exams
*) Mary Obtains Restraining Order Against Stalker Lamb
*) Mary Had a Little Spam
A bit corny at times, but humor designed to make you rethink the classic stories for children of the Mother Goose variety. Many of them were originally political satire and in this book the satire is wickedly satirized.
This book was made available for free for review purposes