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When a Monster Is Born

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Publisher Comments:

When a monster is born, there are two possibilities — either it's a faraway-in-the-forests monster, or...it's an under-your-bed monster.

If it's a faraway-in-the-forests monster, that's that. But if it's an under-your-bed monster all sorts of comical things can happen. This subversive monster story explores the hilarious possibilities of what if...

Read it at bedtime and laugh your pajamas off...or read it during the day and laugh your socks off!

Review:

"With its zany humor, skillful timing of page turns, and over-the-top story line, this is an engaging tale that children will respond to and request again and again." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

This fresh, funny monster story will keep the youngest Halloween trick-or-treaters giggling!

Synopsis:

When a monster is born, there are two possibilities—

Either its a faraway-in-the-forests monster, or . . .

its an under-your-bed monster.

If its a faraway-in-the-forests monster, thats that.

But if its an under-your-bed monster, all sorts of comical things can happen.

Read it at bedtime and laugh your pajamas off . . .

or read it during the day and laugh your socks off!

Synopsis:

When a monster is born, there are two possibilities... each episode in this comical story presents a choice between absurd alternatives ("Either it sits quietly and does its homework . . . or it eats the Principal"), followed by an equally absurd--and frequently unexpected-- outcome ("If it sites quietly, that's that. But if it eats the Principal, there are two possibilities..."). A subversive and satisfying take on "What if . . . ?" illustrated in bright pick-me-up colors, When a Monster is Born will have readers imagining unlikely stories of their own--and laughing out loud.

About the Author

Sean Taylor is a graduate of Cambridge University and has worked as a publisher, journalist, and teacher. He has lived in Zimbabwe and Brazil, from where he has just returned to his native England.

Nick Sharrat has illustrated many books for children, including the bestselling novels of Jacqueline Wilson. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596432543
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Illustrator:
Sharratt, Nick
Author:
Sharratt, Nick
Author:
Taylor, Sean
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20090818
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 1 lb
Age Level:
04-06

Related Subjects

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Children's » Picture Books » A to Z
Children's » Picture Books » General
Children's » Scary Stories » Monsters

When a Monster Is Born
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Product details 40 pages Roaring Brook Press - English 9781596432543 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With its zany humor, skillful timing of page turns, and over-the-top story line, this is an engaging tale that children will respond to and request again and again."
"Synopsis" by ,
This fresh, funny monster story will keep the youngest Halloween trick-or-treaters giggling!
"Synopsis" by ,
When a monster is born, there are two possibilities—

Either its a faraway-in-the-forests monster, or . . .

its an under-your-bed monster.

If its a faraway-in-the-forests monster, thats that.

But if its an under-your-bed monster, all sorts of comical things can happen.

Read it at bedtime and laugh your pajamas off . . .

or read it during the day and laugh your socks off!

"Synopsis" by ,
When a monster is born, there are two possibilities... each episode in this comical story presents a choice between absurd alternatives ("Either it sits quietly and does its homework . . . or it eats the Principal"), followed by an equally absurd--and frequently unexpected-- outcome ("If it sites quietly, that's that. But if it eats the Principal, there are two possibilities..."). A subversive and satisfying take on "What if . . . ?" illustrated in bright pick-me-up colors, When a Monster is Born will have readers imagining unlikely stories of their own--and laughing out loud.
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