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"Grimly's illustrations (part Steadman, part Burton, part Addams, all fantastic) make author Crimi's odd-couple tale a Halloween treat. If only we could persuade the team to tackle Christmas and St. Valentine's day next..."
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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Bella Legrossi is the messiest monster in all of Booville. Her slime is the slimiest and her grime is the grimiest. Alas, she is neighbors with Boris Kleanitoff, a persnickety ghoul so tidy he vacuums his vampire bats. What could ever bring these two together?

It will take a Halloween party like no other — a full creature-feature of beasts, ghosts, and creepy-crawlies — and some of the fanciest dance moves since Morrie Mummy shook a leg clean off. So grab a mug of ghoul drool and join the fun!

Wicked wit Carolyn Crimi and illustrator Gris Grimly have put their heads together (along with a few they found in the graveyard) and cooked up the funniest, funkiest, and out-and-out freakiest monster mash you've ever seen!

Review:

"There's a real story here, one that has lots of fun with its odd-couple theme and provides plenty of word-plays ('boo-ffet'). The stylish design works well with the sophisticated ink-and-wash artwork that has a hint of Charles Addams ghoulishness. Quite unique." Booklist

Review:

"Grimly's illustrations...perfectly complement the text. The characters are creatively drawn with ink and watercolor in subdued hues....This is a bewitching choice for libraries looking to boost their Halloween offerings." School Library Journal

Review:

"[A] boo-tiful friendship tale....[An] edg[y] rendition, with its cuisine that includes maggot muffins and chocolate-covered gargoyle boils, and its spiky Addams Family-style illustrations." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Although the linguistic inventiveness is sure to create smiles, more profound humor is generated by the colored ink and watercolor drawings, which provide the details of our protagonists' lives. Even Halloween clichés like gauze-wrapped mummies and peripatetic bats are given fresh twists." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

Bella Legrossi is the messiest of monsters in all of Booville. Alas, she is neighbors with Boris Kleanitoff, a persnickety ghoul so tidy he vacuums up his vampire bats. What could ever bring these two together? Full color.

Synopsis:

A monstrously funny tale of friends and fiends

About the Author

Carolyn Crimi is the author of four other picture books, including Tessa's Tip-Tapping Toes, illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington, and Don't Need Friends, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. She haunts Chicago.

Gris Grimly is the illustrator of Monster Museum by Marilyn Singer, as well as his own Gris Grimly's Wicked Nursery Rhymes. He lurks in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152025281
Author:
Grimly, Gris
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Grimly, Gris
Author:
Crimi, Carolyn
Author:
Grimly, Gris
Location:
Orlando
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Halloween
Subject:
Halloween
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Celebrations - Parties
Subject:
Cleanliness
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Halloween
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 0.78 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-07

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Product details 32 pages Harcourt Children's Books - English 9780152025281 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

"Grimly's illustrations (part Steadman, part Burton, part Addams, all fantastic) make author Crimi's odd-couple tale a Halloween treat. If only we could persuade the team to tackle Christmas and St. Valentine's day next..."

"Review" by , "There's a real story here, one that has lots of fun with its odd-couple theme and provides plenty of word-plays ('boo-ffet'). The stylish design works well with the sophisticated ink-and-wash artwork that has a hint of Charles Addams ghoulishness. Quite unique."
"Review" by , "Grimly's illustrations...perfectly complement the text. The characters are creatively drawn with ink and watercolor in subdued hues....This is a bewitching choice for libraries looking to boost their Halloween offerings."
"Review" by , "[A] boo-tiful friendship tale....[An] edg[y] rendition, with its cuisine that includes maggot muffins and chocolate-covered gargoyle boils, and its spiky Addams Family-style illustrations."
"Review" by , "Although the linguistic inventiveness is sure to create smiles, more profound humor is generated by the colored ink and watercolor drawings, which provide the details of our protagonists' lives. Even Halloween clichés like gauze-wrapped mummies and peripatetic bats are given fresh twists."
"Synopsis" by , Bella Legrossi is the messiest of monsters in all of Booville. Alas, she is neighbors with Boris Kleanitoff, a persnickety ghoul so tidy he vacuums up his vampire bats. What could ever bring these two together? Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
A monstrously funny tale of friends and fiends

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