Good morning, book bloggers and friends! To continue the Book Blogger Appreciation Week celebration, chartroose has decided to host another contest. This one is different, though, because the first correct answer wins. She’s asked me, Daughter Goose, to modify a nursery rhyme and make it into a “guess that novel” riddle. Just between you and me, I think my rhyme is better than Mom’s “Hickory, Dickory…” rhyme, which is just plain silly! Mom is just a silly old goose! I can’t wait to move out and get some piercings and maybe a swan lake tattoo on my tailfeathers! Parents!
Here it is:
Hickory dickory book,
This one is worth a look.
If your guess is wise,
You may win a prize,
Hickory dickory book.
The novel features two boys,
Who live in a place full of noise.
It’s violent and mean
And “rude” and unclean,
And bereft of childhood joys.
One of the boys has a dad
Whose life has been very sad.
When young, he had hope,
But now he takes dope
And torments his son pretty bad.
The other boy is racially confused,
And at school he’s often abused.
But at the end of the day,
His hurt goes away,
Because comics help keep him amused.
The boys grow up and apart,
One loses freedom; the other, his heart.
Their boyhood dreams have all died,
And they’re empty inside.
They don’t know where to end or where to start.
If you think you know what this is,
Be the first to answer this quiz.
The winner will gush
Over a $25 e-gift card from Lush,
(You should get the bath bombs that fizz)!
Chartroose uses Lush cosmetics’ “bohemian” bath soap
and “lemslip buttercream” body butter. She smells so good that she sometimes falls head-over-heels with herself, and that’s a good thing!
Check out their website here.
Remember, the first correct answer wins the e-gift card, so hurry! Also, please include your e-mail address so chartroose can have the company address it to you.