Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Book Review: Little Goblins Ten by Pamela Jane

You know I love picture books - especially monster picture books - so I was so excited to get a copy of LITTLE GOBLINS TEN, written by Pamela Jane and illustrated by Jane Manning.

With Halloween around the corner, many of you might be looking for new "spooky" books to celebrate the holiday, and LITTLE GOBLINS TEN is a solid choice.  I prefer my rhyming halloween tales to be more absurdist and quirky (think THE GASHLYCRUMB TINIES by Edward Gorey), but GOBLINS is sweet and fun in a non-cloying way.

Here's an excerpt:
Over in the forest
By the graveyard gate
Lived a bony father skeleton
And his little skellies eight
"Rattle!" said the father;
"We rattle," said the eight.
So they rattled and they ran
By the graveyard gate.

Catch your interest? You're in luck! I have one hardcover copy to give away to a lucky reader in the US. Just fill out this form by Oct 17th at 11:59 pm CST.  For more information about the book, see the author's website.


Unknown said...

What a fun looking book! I too love monsters picture books :)Thanks for having a give-away!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Looks fun! I'll have to use it in storytime!

bermudaonion said...

That looks adorable!

Pamela Jane said...

Hi, Lenore,

Thank you for your review of my book, LITTLE GOBLINS TEN -- I loved the cat photo too! The cats look like my ragdoll, MIttens.

Pamela Jane

Gwendolyn B. said...

I'd love to slip this into my goblin's Halloween bag! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Zibilee said...

I bet this would be a fun read for my niece this Halloween, so I am entering your awesome giveaway. Thanks for hosting it and for your wonderful review!

Anonymous said...

This is perfect for Halloween - I'm glad you liked it even if it wasn't quite creepy enough for you.

Thanks for being on the tour Lenore!

Heather Zundel said...

This looks positively adorable! Must find a copy at my library. It's perfect for Halloween.