The Gold Key is the first book in a series called The Mad Mermaid Queen, Superman, and a Dragon. The four books are written as an Iliad and Odyssey for children. The poem stories are written in rhyme, and with rhythm, assonance, and alliteration. The poem stories are best read out loud and tell of a brother and sister who discover a long journey and adventure. The words vibrate in the reader’s mouth as we step into a new world.
Often we eat ice cream fast but savor chores we hate. By slowly reading to children we echo the value this poem places on family love, on reading, and on reading to children, and the word play tickles the read’s mouth and the listen’s ears.