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March 4, 2015

GREEN GOOEY GOOP by Anna C. Morrison

5 STARS



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GREEN GOOEY GOOP
by
Anna C Morrison
Alexander Morris, Illustrator 



Product Details 

 INTRO
Author: Anna C. Morrison
Publisher: Green Gooey Goop
Pages:16
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Format: Paperback/Kindle
A little girl is presented with a different sort of a meal when her mom serves her green gooey goop. Interesting and icky ingredients appear one by one as the little girl decides what’s in this noxious-smelling concoction. The little girl creates a flood, and her dog’s fur turns green. Suggested age range for readers: 0-8
This book was written to capture the moment when a child is confronted by healthy food that, while nutritious, may not appear to be delicious.  Many children react imaginatively to new foods, and the child in this book is no exception.  She envisions the ingredients as other than what her mother describes in the first part of the book in an attempt to get out of eating the food.  When she realizes she must eat it anyway, it spills onto the family dog, who may or may not be green forever!
I hope you enjoy starting a conversation with your child about the value of eating healthy foods that also taste delicious.  Thank you for reading Green Gooey Goop!
“Green Gooey Goop, a children’s book by Anna C. Morrison, narrates the story of a mom who tries to add more green to her child’s meal. She prepares a smoothie-like food with diverse green ingredients inside for her little girl who imagines the green smoothie as a mixture of disgusting and awful things such as sweaty socks and monkey. The little girl needs to eat the smelly green sandwich. She drops it and her dog licks the green stuff spilled on him. What happens to the poor dog is a mystery.
Readers, kids or adults, will enjoy the descriptive and rhyming story of a little girl who hates green stuff in her food. Everyone will enjoy reading this book since it’s a common story among kids who prefer more sweets and chocolates rather than green nutritious vegetables. We may have had the same experience when we were children. Morrison just reminds us of the healthiness of green foods. Green Gooey Goop is a fun and insightful book for its readers.
The intuitive and adorable illustrations by Alexander Morris help kids be part of the story, by letting them see horrible things brewing up from the pot mom gave to the little girl. The colors are vivid and attract readers, inviting them to enjoy it to the last moment. This book is a reminder to its readers to live healthily and stop making excuses since vegetables are good for everyone. We must change our eating habits and nutrition to live better and healthier lives.”

FROM THE AUTHOR

This book was written to capture the moment when a child is confronted by healthy food that, while nutritious, may not appear to be delicious.  Many children react imaginatively to new foods, and the child in this book is no exception.  She envisions the ingredients as other than what her mother describes in the first part of the book in an attempt to get out of eating the food.  When she realizes she must eat it anyway, it spills onto the family dog, who may or may not be green forever! I hope you enjoy starting a conversation with your child about the value of eating healthy foods that also taste delicious. Thanks you for reading 'GREEN GOOEY GOOP'!

Biography

Anna C. Morrison Anna C. Morrison is an author of children's books, including Silly Moments and Green Gooey Goop, with many more to follow. She is also an adjunct professor for multiple colleges and universities, both face-to-face and online. While she instructs various levels of English composition, she also teaches classes on literature, film, feature writing, and technical writing, among others. In addition, she has worked with Adapt Courseware as a writing consultant on three video course projects, including college skills and composition. Anna received her MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and her BA in English, Creative Writing, from California State University, San Bernardino. Anna is an active member of SCBWI and is available for book signings. She lives in Southern California with her family and pets.


REVIEW
This book is a rhyming story about a mother  trying to get more "green" into her child's diet. The little girl wasn't too happy about a "green smoothie?"  She thinks green stuff is yucky.  She even wears a gas mask in the book at one point.
The author brings out a lot of healthy green foods such as green apples, kiwis, peas, broccoli, avocados, asparagus and pistachio nuts.     After a while some rather unappealing green foods are introduced like pickles, tart, cilantro, spinach, spirolina, and even a few frog toes!  Put all of that in a cup and mix it up.  What do you have?  GREEN GOOEY GOOP!
 As we try to raise our children healthy, we look to put fruits and vegetables in their daily diet.  Sometimes I've put peanut butter or cream cheese on celery or apple pieces to make them a little more appealing.  Another children seem to like is to dip their carrots,celery or even apple slices into Ranch dressing or another kind of their favorite dressing.  We are in a way, disguising the yucky foods our children don't seem to want into a little more appealing foods.
I loved the artwork.  It had appealing food and then it had food that looked like GREEN GOOEY GOOP.
We all, not just our children need to eat more healthy; we need to take time to do so and put some color in our diets.
This book teaches some very good lessons on nutrition and eating better for our children.

I WAS GIVEN A COMPLIMENTARY COPY OF GREEN GOOEY GOOP FROM THE AUTHOR, MS. ANNA C. MORRISON AND PUMP UP YOUR BOOK FOR MY VIEW OF THE BOOK.

I would give this book 5 STARS.



LINKS
PUYB 



Green Gooey Goop is available at Amazon. Divider 9



PUYB Tour Schedule A
Monday, March 2, Book Review at The Blended Blog
Book Review at Fabulous and Fun
Tuesday, March 3, Interview at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, March 4, Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC
Book Review at This Mom’s Blog Life
Thursday, March 5, Book Review at Our Family’s Adventure
Friday, March 6, Book Review at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection
Monday, March 9, Book Review at Reviews That Reveal
Tuesday, March 10, Book Review at CBY Book Club
Book Review at Bookish Mommies
Book Review at Manners & Mayhem
Wednesday, March 11, Book Review at Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Thursday, March 12, Book Review at Sweet Southern Home
Monday, March 16, Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
 Tuesday, March 17, Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
 Wednesday, March 18, Book Review at Laura's Interests
 Book Review at My Life Loves and Passion
Monday, March 23, Interview at Authors & Readers Book Corner
Tuesday, March 24, Book Review at Undercover Book Reviews
Wednesday, March 25, Book Review at Confessions of a Reader
Friday, March 27, Book Review at A Simple Life, Really?!

1 comment:

Anna C. Morrison said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful review!