Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday's Review! Bloated Goat by Manley Peterson

The blurb: 
When Granny Hammy finds Bloated Goat face down in her front yard's drainage ditch, her grandson Cocky Doodle thinks nothing of it. In fact, he says that’s just another normal day for his best friend. But when they discover that Bloated Goat has little black Xs for eyes and is even more bloated than normal, they realize it is much more serious.
Come join the fun in a wacky adventure filled with jewel thieves, a despondent wolf, an alligator gangster, a kingdom of hungry mushrooms, a shocking skunk wedding, and a mysteriously powerful chameleon known as Crazy Ned.
Bloated Goat is about 19,000 words and 80 pages long.

Genre: Children/humour

My thoughts:
I LOVED this story!  The best laugh I've had for .99c period.  I don't know if this book could be fully appreciated by a child without an adult helping them.  I do however think this would be a truly awesome book for English teachers to use in aiding them for teaching kids a variety of writing techniques.  I absolutely HAVE to insist you read the sample chapter!!  I've been driving Glenn nuts for the last few nights I read this due to all my shrieking and cackling at it.  It's a fantastically ridiculous adventure and the author has great fun mocking the heck out of those writing 'rules' we love to hate.  This book doesn't pretend to be anymore than what it is and utterly succeeds in its goal.  Or rather, by the end of this book (and through out it) I was ROTFLMAO ; p

It hit every note for me and I give it 5 stars.  Trust me, read the sample chapter you'll be hitting the one click button by the time you finish it J This is a short, sweet and down right hilarious story.  Bravo to the author! (and I believe the cover page is by his daughter)
Take care all!

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  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I went over to Amazon and bought THE ARRIVAL and I checked all your tags. If you would, check my tags as well -- it will help your rankings on Amazon I'm told. (You don't have to buy my book to check off the tags.)

    Thanks again for visiting and commenting on my blog. It means a lot. Have a great day! Roland

  2. Okay, this sounds adorable...If only I had kids, I swear!

  3. Wow, Nicole, thanks so much for your kind review. I'm so happy you loved Bloated Goat. You are right - my daughter (10-years-old, at the time) drew and colored the cover art. I'll let you know when I finish the sequel.

  4. It's not a kind review Manley it's an honest review ;p

  5. Sounds fairly wacky. Your comment about a child not fully appreciating something reminds me of a book that my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter received. Now she probably doesn't get much anyway, but I was reading this to her and I was surprised at the obscure jokes referencing pop culture from 2 or 3 decades ago. No kid would have even understoond with a parents help. It was like the book was written mostly for the parents except that the story was totally stupid.

    Tossing It Out