There are lots of things this beastly brother does to annoy his younger brother. After all, there are games that involve poison ivy and hide-and-shriek! But beastly or not, this big brother is not as mean and tough as he seems.
Laura Leuck's frolicking rhyme about a sibling relationship is matched perfectly with Scott Nash's awfully fun illustrations.
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Laura Leuck is the author of these other books for children: Goodnight, Baby Monster; My Monster Mama Loves Me So; Sun is Falling, Night is Calling; My Baby Brother Has Ten Tiny Toes; and Teeny, Tiny Mouse. Ms. Leuck lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband, Art, and their two sons, Matthew and Shane.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2--A young monster describes his relationship with his older brother, who is better at almost everything: "He loves to show that he can chew/the biggest gob of Bubble Goo,/that he can sip and suck and slurp,/and belch the biggest bug-juice...burp!" He excels at "casketball," wrestles his little brother into the poison ivy, and forces him to be "it" during "hide-and-shriek." However, he is always there to provide comfort after a bad dream. Some of the details of monster life are specified in the rhyming text, while others are depicted in the bold and colorful illustrations. Unfortunately, the characters look like fur-covered wooden puppets of humans with few beastly characteristics other than their fangs. There are many better tales about sibling relationships, and many monster books that are more appealing. With mediocre artwork and nothing unique to make it rise above the crowd, this story is second rate.--Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110060295473
Book Description HarperCollins, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060295473