Book Review: We’re Going on a Goon Hunt by Michael Rex

We're Going on a Goon Hunt by Michael Rex

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Title: We’re Going on a Goon Hunt
Author: Michael Rex
Illustrator: Michael Rex
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: August 18, 2020
Genre: Childrens – Picture Book
Series: na
My Rating: 4/5


This hilarious companion to the NYT #1 bestseller, Goodnight Goon, is a spooky parody of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

We’re going on a goon hunt.
We’re going to catch a green one.
What a spooky night! We’re not scared.

A goon hunt is no easy task. A twisted tangled pumpkin patch, murky bubbling swamp, and foggy crumbling graveyard are just a few of the obstacles these kids will have to go through, skulking monsters included. And when the Goon finally makes an appearance–under the covers they go! Except one brave child who finds monsters more fun than scary.

The beloved classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt gets a ghoulish twist in this goon-infused parody that perfectly plays with the rhythm and sound effects of the original. Mike Rex’s creepy settings and hilarious text will have kids demanding to giggle and shiver through the story again and again.

We’re Going on a Goon Hunt by Michael Rex
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A creepy take on the classic children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Hunting goons takes a family across spooky places, including a pumpkin patch, swamp, forest, and graveyard.

A fun and spooky picture book. This book uses repetitive text, like the original, making it an easy and enjoyable read for kids. We enjoyed Michael Rex’s Goodnight Goon, so it’s no surprise this one was a hit too. Fantastic illustrations. Fun, silly, and spooky.

I received a free digital copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

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