The Story Of The Goops
Based on the excerpts from The Goops by Gelett Burgess 1903
About the Book
The Goops, written by Gelett Burgess in 1903, is a collection of whimsical poems, teaching manners and polite behavior. This version of the Goops is rewritten to be relevant to today’s kids and embellished with illustrations sure to catch the attention of anyone that thinks boogers can be amusing. Teaching good manners to their children is a primary obligation of parents, but how should they do it? Missy Castro’s interpretation of “The Goops” is reminiscent of Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann’s “Struwwelpeter” which has used funny illustrations to scare kids into good behavior since 1844. Missy’s work incorporates more modern psychological methods to teach manners more through example and humor than shame and fear. It is bound to become a new classic! - Joel S. Koenig, MD Life’s lessons are often learned best through humor and non-examples. The Goops provides parents and educators alike a hilarious story and inviting illustrations to help guide children along the path of right thought and action. - Greg Hungerford, Ed. D. Social/Emotional/Behavioral-Effective Practice Specialist As a doctor who has the privilege of helping children every day, I get to see their up close curiosity of all things gross. Children will adore The Goops and its fantastically gross illustrations, while parents will love that their children will learn about manners and other lessons through such a satirical and fun book. Reading The Goops together, families are sure to laugh a lot. We could all use a little more laughter. -Scott Hardeman, MD. Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor In the tradition of Lemony Snicket or Roahl Dahl, we are introduced to Missy Castro’s Goops! They are gross enough to make me giggle and the sort of disgusting role models that I would prefer not to emulate. A fun and subversively instructive book for parents and kids alike. - Katy Miller, MSW, LCSW
About the Author
Combining her talents as a past video game artist and graphic designer, M. B.Castro creates a humorous unique read for all ages. M.B. Castro graduated Washington University, St. Louis, with a B.F.A in Communication Arts.