Review: Gross Gus {Nothing Christmas!}

Title: Gross Gus: Nothing for Christmas
Kally Mayer
Picture Perfect Publishing
Release Date: 
November 2013
 Gross Gus #2
Children’s Literature

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18887827Rhyming Picture Book for Beginner Readers 

Perfect for reluctant and beginner readers. In this beautifully illustrated rhyming book find out what happens to GROSS GUS when he gets involved in some mischief right before Christmas.
Poor Gross Gus is always getting caught!

Mom and Dad, sister Susie, Fishie, Doggie, Teacher and Santa are not happy! In this funny tale find out what Gus does that gets him in trouble and who keeps tattling on him!

Does he make the NICE list this year?

***** Review *****

This is a quick read for young ones. Each page rhymes, and most of them end with the line about the tattling. Young readers can quickly figure out who the tattler is based on who else is always in the picture.

In the short picture book, Gus realizes the error of his ways and warns readers to be good..and in the end the tattle-teller ends up sharing his fate as well! It is a good way to teach young children to be appreciative and kind to others (or face a similar fate at the hands of karma).

I loved the depictions of Gus. On each page he seemed a hot disheveled mess, followed around by some gross stuff. Each time he got into trouble with an adult he had this bashful “whoops!” look on his face that cracked me up. Classic kid in trouble look.

***** About the Author *****

51OZD2JqSwL._UX250_Kally Mayer is the oldest of 7 children and has always loved writing and poetry. She recalls her mother being concerned that she read so much that she never came out of her room.

Working as a Youth worker with special needs children Kally has been around children her whole life. She really enjoys entertaining them with her silly rhymes and made up stories.
Kally has 3 children and two grandchildren which has inspired her to publish books for younger children.

Kally believes that literacy is an important indicator of the success of your child and entertaining them while reading is key. Gone are the days of Dick and Jane. The more fun you and your child have, the more you will hook them into reading!

2 thoughts on “Review: Gross Gus {Nothing Christmas!}

  1. I like the title of this book. It intrigued me to read the review. Great review. I agree with your bio; it is important to read to children and instill the love of literacy. Children that are read to and learn to read have more opportunities. 🙂 I came her via Booknificent Thursdays. 🙂

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