Picture Books


From “Mary, Mary, Tall and Scary” to “Wee Willie Werewolf,” this collection of classic nursery rhymes turned on their heads will give readers the chills–and a serious case of belly laughs. With clever rhyme and spooky illustrations, Mother Ghost is perfect for getting in the Halloween spirit. Boo!

“Kolar’s scansion is spot-on with the originals, making them delicious to read aloud . . . A treat for those who like their tricks on the scary side.” –¬†Kirkus Reviews

“Kolar rewrites Mother Goose for zombie fans . . . The poems may inspire kids to try their own spooky adaptations–there are an unlucky 13 nursery rhymes here, and ‘Jack and Jill’ is still up for grabs.” – Publishers Weekly

“The skeletons and spiders will satisfy those looking for their share of scary, but everything is portrayed with enough humor to keep the book accessible for even trembling little monsters, and the cartoon-style illustrations are soaked in the calming lavender tones of twilight to keep the book from veering too visually dark. Plus, the ghosts are just flat-out adorable.” – Booklist

Mother Ghost: Nursery Rhymes for Little Monsters¬†is available on Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble, Target, or directly from Sleeping Bear’s website.