Thursday, March 5, 2015


About the Book:

Title: Green Gooey Goop
Author: 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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My Impressions:

First off let me say that I adored the illustrations in this book. The bright, bold colors and large illustrations are wonderful for the spatial learners and helps take them on the journey throughout the story. It brought new life to the green gooey goof that mom was serving up!

A moms desire to feed her daughter healthier and get some more green’s in her, turns into a horror story for one little girl. This cute rhyming books for kids will be a sure win in your house. There is something about someone one saying to you “shake it well it clumps” that does not sound appealing to me, much less a child.

The book does try to teach some good lessons on eating healthier and being aware of your diet (something we all need to do) that can open up good conversation about incorporating fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy meal. The only thing that I did not like about the book, was the ending. I was hoping for a nice tie up of what the food really looked like and maybe the daughter finding an item she enjoyed from tasting different things. Parents can always use this as an opportunity to create a new ending to the book though by picking a fruit or vegetable she would have enjoyed and draw their own picture. Overall, this was a great book for the age group of 0-8 that will be enjoyable and rememberable as well.


About the Author
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. 
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I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of  Pump Up Your Books Review Crew.

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