Midwest Book Reviews

MBR Bookwatch: September 2017
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575
Lorraine’s Bookshelf
Goblin’s Goop
Richard Rensberry, author
Arun Kumar, illustrator
QuickTurtle Books LLC
richardrensberry.com 
9781940736228, $13.99, PB, 56 pages, www.amazon.com
“Goblin’s Goop” is a kids’ heroic cartoon epic about environmental threats of dastardly GMOs and other poisonous, factory (man)-made substances. To the amazing rescue march the soldiers of nature, bugs! Ants, bees, crickets, mosquitos, even flowers and birds come making their own martial music, ready to defend the essence of healthy Nature and the environment everywhere, even in poisoned ground. They surround the evil, goblins’ goop making factory of Monsanto, and like Joshua, they blow and blow until the walls come tumbling down. Charming epic verse is complemented by bright portraiture of the insects’ attack in the defense of Nature. Children ages 5-8 will revel in the story and pictures, cheering the demise of the evil green goblins and their poisonous goop, at the hands of the unlikely heroic challengers, bugs! Dedicated to all kids in the future who deserve a better world, “Goblin’s Goop” is a modern morality fable based on environmental truths.
Nancy Lorraine
Senior Reviewer
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