Step inside the Monster Motel, where mostly monstrous monsters dwell. But be careful, you may find yourself having so much fun you’ll never . . . ever . . . come . . . out! These original poems of endearing monsters and their hilarious antics will have children and adults howling for more. "An excellent choice for youngsters who beg for something scary."--Booklist
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DOUGLAS FLORIAN is the creator of many acclaimed picture books including zoo's who; bow wow meow meow, a Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year; lizards, frogs, and polliwogs, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; mammalabilia, an ABA's Pick of the Lists; insectlopedia, an ALA Notable Children's Book and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year; and omnibeasts, a gift collection of his best-loved animal poems. He lives with his family in New York City.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1-- In the introductory poem, a bellhop greets readers: "Welcome to the Monster Motel,/ Where mostly monstrous monsters dwell." Each of the remaining 13 poems describes a different resident. Florian's creatures are, however, gentle and bizarre rather than scary. Some of the more interesting ones are those that might exist almost anywhere. "The Gazzygoo," for instance, lives inside the cracks of a sidewalk. Others, such as "The Fabled Feerz" and "The Brilly," are bigger and bolder. The language and the images are creative and rhythmic, and the subject matter will certainly appeal to children. The poems themselves, though, are not as consistently vivid or successful as the illustrations. Florian's seemingly simple watercolors grow more intriguing with each new book. His emphatic use of line, his imaginative use of color, and his ability to convey mood and expression are all superbly demonstrated here. --Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL
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Book Description Voyager Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110152013865
Book Description Voyager Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0152013865 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0967328