Thursday, June 21, 2012

There's A Goof On My Roof! Review

From the Midwest Book Review at
a review of There's A Goof On My Roof!

There's a Goof on My Roof!
Donald W. Kruse, author
Donny Crank, illustrator
Castle Keep Press
c/o James A. Rock & Company Publishers
900 South Irby Street, #508
Florence, South Carolina 29501
9781596638556 $12.95

Donald W. Kruse presents There's A Goof on My Roof!, a softcover, rhyming children's picturebook with a much-needed positive message about the benefits of avoiding tooth-rotting sugary foods, and eating a balanced diet of healthy foods to make one look and feel better all day. When a young boy wakes up in the middle of the night, he discovers a green-skinned Goof on his roof! The Goof invites him to eat sugary taffy, but the boy realizes that the Goof's nonstop diet of candy has rotted his teeth and made him hyperactive! The boy tries to help the Goof by teaching him about nutritious foods: "You have to eat peaches, cherries and plums. 'Cause sugar and candy will just make you dumb." In addition to giving the Goof nutritious food to take to his home planet, the boy also gives him a brush, floss, and toothpaste before going to back to bed. Donny Crank's exuberant, colorful illustrations add the perfect wacky touch to this excellent read-aloud books that parents can share with young ones, while teaching them good dietary habits! Also highly recommended is Kruse and Crank's picturebook "Cluck, Cluck, Cluck... SPLASH!" (9781596638563, $12.95), about a timid pet chicken struggling to overcome his fear while learning how to dive - it's hard, and he suffers from multiple belly flop failures, but with encouragement from the boy who owns him as well as from friends and the pool lifeguard, he finally learns a brand new skill!

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