Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Book Review: Green Gooey Goop by Anna C. Morrison

Title: Green Gooey GoopAuthor: Anna C. Morrison

Publisher: Green Gooey Goop


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!

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I may almost be 31, but I honestly feel like healthy food looks like the green gooey goop. I read the book with our three year old son. He immediately was drawn to the bright colors in the illustrations. His response of "ewwww!" to the puddles of green was excellent. Each page did well in engaging him and he was able to identify the items in the pictures. He has a speech delay and currently receives speech therapy. Being three and trying to find books that engage him for more than a few minutes can be a struggle. This book kept him entertained until the end. I think the content will be more relevant as he gets older and his taste for food changes and he is influenced by peers. I look forward to using this book to address healthy good NOT being green goopy stuff. I just hope he doesn't get the idea the dog should be green. ;)

Note: I received a copy of this paperback children's book as part of a book tour in return for my honest opinion. 


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. For More Information Visit Anna C. Morrison’s website. Connect with Anna on Facebook and TwitterFind out more about Anna at Goodreads.