Boo to a Goose by Mem FoxMem Fox has produced an amusing read (or shout) aloud book.
This was David Millers first childrens picture book. The paper sculpture is pretty fantastic - but his newer works (e.g. Refugees) show that he is improving all the time.
A Warning: A number of the rhymes require an Australian accent to work correctly (e.g. walk and York need to rhyme). One might say a bit of retribution for Sesame Streets ABC...Zee (rather than Zed) and all those Dr. Seuss rhymes that only work with an American accent!
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There is a common phrase, often used when one wishes to disparage someone as a timid milksop. We all come across timid milksops from time to time, and though in the spirit of Christian charity we should not disparage them, we do, oh we do, possibly to make ourselves look hardy and tough by comparison, even, or especially, when we are hardly hardy and tough but, rather, fearful and insecure. It is that very insecurity that can cause us to disparage another, as a way of distracting attention from our own timidity and milksoppishness, which we otherwise try to disguise by means such as bumptiousness and the glugging of huge flagons of beer. This is elementary psychology. I am sure you have heard it many times, at cocktail parties or in sporting arenas, and not only have you heard it, in all likelihood you have said it yourself, more than once. It is high time, I think, that we examined this assertion.
Here, boo is not an expression of disapproval but a later form of bo , an exclamation intended to frighten. In fact, the earliest printed version uses shoo , an exclamation used to drive away fowls or animals. - Primarily heard in UK, Australia.
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