Does that phrase remind you of Monty Python? Silly, crazy, inventive, wacky with a capital WACK. Well, that's exactly what this book brings to mind. But this time in a good, family friendly way!
I feel the author set out to create the most outlandish and unorthodox cast of characters and story he could think of. If so, he succeeded 110%. I can confidently say you have never read a story like this one before.
There are elephants on spring break, skunks getting married, and nameless wolf wives who were raised by rabbits. Just wait until you meet Crazy Ned the Chameleon. He has a sidekick who is a... Well, I'm not going to tell you. You'll just have to read the story.
The cute and clever writing tricks were laugh out loud in places and a bit overdone in others. A small negative for this title.
Please note - this isn't a children's picture book. In fact, there aren't any pictures in it at all. I encourage the author and his family to take some time to create 15 to 20 illustrations and upload a new version of this story. It can be done very easily. The cover is so darn cute. There really should be pictures to go with this highly imaginative story.
The writing mechanics are off in a few places and the point of view switches will make you dizzy. But hey, we're talking about a story where the main characters are a jobless chicken, toothless hammerhead shark, and a stinky goat. Not sure we really should be worried about sentence structure for this one.
Put down all your expectations and preconceived notions and pick up The Bloated Goat.