Perversery Rhymes

21st Century American Mother Goose




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/8/2021

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 9x7
Page Count : 56
ISBN : 9781480896574

About the Book

Yankee Donald came to town

Riding his inheritance

Wore his red tie past his crotch

And called it utmost elegance.

Long ago, Mother Goose rhymes centered around real people and controversies such as the 1665 Great Plague of London, the murderous daughter of King Henry, and the well-known philanderer and coward, King George IV. But Mother Goose has been silent since the 1800s—until now.

In a modern homage to Mother Goose, Perversery Rhymes enshrines current American fakers, hoaxers, and shams such as Tough John Bolton, Moscow Mitch, Little Stephen Miller, and Cadet Bone Spurs while ensuring that they, too, will live on in infamy. Accompanied by original illustrations, this entertaining collection creatively retells the often jaw-dropping tale of the Trump Administration, its allies, and its enemies.

Perversery Rhymes is a Mother Goose inspired compilation of rhyming political satire verse and original illustrations that puts sanctimonious, hypocritical modern political figures in their place.

About the Author

Hoby Gilman grew up in northeast Texas where sarcasm became his native tongue. He learned English by reciting Mother Goose rhymes read to him by his four older siblings. This is his first book. For more about Gilman and his writing, visit