Friday, March 13, 2009

Mother Goose Tells The Truth About Middle Age by Sydney Altman

(The Follies & Foibles of Aging--told in familiar verse)

A Collection of Wise and Witty Poems for Adults
Illustrated by Marty Riskin

Remember Jack and Jill who went up the hill? Well, they're now middle-aged and almost over the hill. Let's face it, while getting older is no joke, laughing about it certainly makes it easier.

Put on your reading glasses and enjoy these revamped rhymes about the trials and tribulations of aging baby boomers. The perfect gift for the middle-aged boy or girl who has everything.

My Review:
I first stumbled upon these recreated nursery rhymes when a good friend sent me an email that contained some of them. I laughed, and posted it on my other blog Smiling Sally. I am placing the link here for you to check it out for yourself.

This is a funny book. The art work is terrific. Some of the rhymes stumble a bit, but I quickly forgive anyone who gives me a chuckle. And, this book is chock full of chuckles. I especially liked Low-Fat Cake, No-Cal Shake. I sang along (to the tune of London Bridge Is Falling Down on page 43) to My Poor Sadie. The final page lists the original nursery rhyme titles.

You have to see it to believe it, and so I will include three examples of this funny sixty-six page hardback book of laughs. I think that it would make an excellent gift for anyone with a sense of humor over the age of forty. Note: contains some profanity and adult themes.

If you would like to buy a copy, click below.


Beth F said...

This one looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing some of the rhymes.

bermudaonion said...

This looks great. The first one really made me laugh since just yesterday, I found out I'm menopausal.

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

Oh, Sal, this is too funny! I have many friends who are hitting "big" numbers; this looks like a great funny gift for them!

Lynda said...

This looks so funny! ;0)