~I received Penguin Young Readers book samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
The holiday season is here and for all the kids on your shopping list you can never go wrong with an awesome book. I am completely serious…books make amazing gifts as they foster reading and it is something that will be read over and over again taking the child on an adventure each time! To celebrate Penguin Young Readers is featuring a 12 Days of Picture Books Blog Tour to share with you reviews of amazing books and you can head on over to their Facebook page to enter their giveaways to win some of the titles each and every day.
The Nonsense Show is another awesome picture book from the famous Eric Carle. It is full of illustrations in a style that we have all come to love from Carle. In rhyming fashion the reader is taken on a crazy journey of silliness that will bring smiles to both kids and adults.
Yes, there’s something strange, something funny and even downright preposterous on every page of this book. But it’s not a mistake – it’s nonsense! And it’s also surrealism. Nonsense lies at the heart of many beloved nursery rhymes. Children readily accept odd statements like “the cow jumped over the moon” and “the dish ran away with the spoon.” This fanciful bending of reality is also basic to surrealism.
In this book, nonsense and surrealism combine to spark creativity and imagination. What’s true? What’s impossible? What’s absolutely absurd? From Eric Carle, creator of the classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes a book to make children laugh and think, preparing them for a lifetime of loving both words and art.