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Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli

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ISBN13: 9780375856860
ISBN10: 0375856862
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Publisher Comments:

What do monsters eat?

The waitress in this restaurant just doesn't have a clue.

Monsters don't eat broccoli

How could she think we do?

In this rollicking picture book written by Barbara Jean Hicks and illustrated by Sue Hendra, monsters insist they don't like broccoli. They'd rather snack on tractors or a rocket ship or two, or tender trailer tidbits, or a wheely, steely stew. But boy do those trees they're munching on look an awful lot like broccoli. Maybe vegetables aren't so bad after all!

This hilarious book will have youngsters laughing out loud and craving healthy monster snacks of their own.

Review:

"'Fum, foe, fie, fee, monsters don't eat broccoli!' With a toe-tapping beat and loud, splashy spreads, this paean to mealtime chaos will charm small monsters everywhere. The monsters in Hendra's paintings are lumpy, friendly-looking things who stomp through cities and forests, refusing broccoli in favor of more appetizing fare: 'We'd rather snack on tractors/ or a rocket ship or two,/ or tender trailer tidbits,/ or a wheely, steely stew.' They roam through a monster grocery store past shelves of multicolored construction vehicles ('3 for 2 tractors') and skyscrapers; in another scene they perch on cliffs while fishing for boats ('we crave our fish 'n' ships'). In the final spreads, two picnicking monsters (one striped, the other with polka dots) are revealed to be a pair of children, munching not on maple trees but on — wait for it — broccoli florets ('And WOW are they delicious!/ Another helping, please'). Hicks's (The Secret Life of Walter Kitty) message about healthy eating comes off comic, not preachy. Too much fun to limit to kids who don't like broccoli. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In this rollicking picture book, monsters insist they don't like broccoli. They'd rather snack on tractors or a rocket ship or two. This hilarious book will have youngsters laughing out loud and craving healthy monster snacks of their own. Full color.

Synopsis:

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Synopsis:

An ordinary bubble may seem pretty harmless to you. To the monsters of La La Land, however, a fragile, shimmering bubble is an object of terror, and when the frightening habits of bubbles are detailed by a fear-mongering monster, Yerbert, Froofle, and Wumpus run away and cry. But with encouragement from the narrator and from readersand#8212;and#8220;Go on, Wumpus, you can do it. (Tell Wumpus he can do it.)and#8221;and#8212;the three learn to confront their fears and triumph over the bubbles! An original, offbeat, and giggle-inducing take on conquering fears from the New York Times best-selling team responsible for the groundbreakingand#160;Those Darn Squirrels! books.

Synopsis:

What do monsters eat?

The waitress in this restaurant just doesnt have a clue.

Monsters dont eat broccoli!

How could she think we do?

In this rollicking picture book written by Barbara Jean Hicks and illustrated by Sue Hendra, monsters insist they dont like broccoli. Theyd rather snack on tractors or a rocket ship or two, or tender trailer tidbits, or a wheely, steely stew. But boy do those trees theyre munching on look an awful lot like broccoli. Maybe vegetables arent so bad after all!

This hilarious book will have youngsters laughing out loud and craving healthy monster snacks of their own.

About the Author

Barbara Jean Hicks is the author of The Secret Life of Walter Kitty and Jitterbug Jam. She lives in Oxnard, California.

Sue Hendra is the illustrator of more than seventy childrens books. She lives in Brighton, England.

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Michelle Towne, April 18, 2010 (view all comments by Michelle Towne)
Kids who love OR hate veggies will fall in love with the monsters in this delightfully versed and illustrated picture book. The monsters, our protagonists, will eat anything so long as it is not broccoli. Trees, structures, and various other inedible objects are all among their favorites. In the end it turns out that they love trees and, of course, broccoli is tiny delicious green trees! My son is a fan of broccoli, therefore he is a fan of this book. With that said, it is funny enough for kids who are broccoli-shy and adults also. Highly recommended and fantastically entertaining kids book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375856860
Author:
Barbara Jean Hicks and Sue Hendra
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Hendra, Sue
Author:
Hendra, Sue
Author:
Rubin, Adam
Author:
Salmieri, Daniel
Author:
Hicks, Barbara Jean
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Imagination
Subject:
General
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Cooking/Food
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
monsters;food;vegetables
Subject:
food;monsters;vegetables;healthy eating;rhyme;dietary habits
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 11 in 1.04 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
05-08

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Product details 40 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375856860 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Fum, foe, fie, fee, monsters don't eat broccoli!' With a toe-tapping beat and loud, splashy spreads, this paean to mealtime chaos will charm small monsters everywhere. The monsters in Hendra's paintings are lumpy, friendly-looking things who stomp through cities and forests, refusing broccoli in favor of more appetizing fare: 'We'd rather snack on tractors/ or a rocket ship or two,/ or tender trailer tidbits,/ or a wheely, steely stew.' They roam through a monster grocery store past shelves of multicolored construction vehicles ('3 for 2 tractors') and skyscrapers; in another scene they perch on cliffs while fishing for boats ('we crave our fish 'n' ships'). In the final spreads, two picnicking monsters (one striped, the other with polka dots) are revealed to be a pair of children, munching not on maple trees but on — wait for it — broccoli florets ('And WOW are they delicious!/ Another helping, please'). Hicks's (The Secret Life of Walter Kitty) message about healthy eating comes off comic, not preachy. Too much fun to limit to kids who don't like broccoli. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In this rollicking picture book, monsters insist they don't like broccoli. They'd rather snack on tractors or a rocket ship or two. This hilarious book will have youngsters laughing out loud and craving healthy monster snacks of their own. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
Four monsters have to confront their worst fearand#8212;bubblesand#8212;and are gently nudged into facing bubbles head-on. Aand#160;fresh and funny look at overcoming fears from a best-selling team.
"Synopsis" by ,
An ordinary bubble may seem pretty harmless to you. To the monsters of La La Land, however, a fragile, shimmering bubble is an object of terror, and when the frightening habits of bubbles are detailed by a fear-mongering monster, Yerbert, Froofle, and Wumpus run away and cry. But with encouragement from the narrator and from readersand#8212;and#8220;Go on, Wumpus, you can do it. (Tell Wumpus he can do it.)and#8221;and#8212;the three learn to confront their fears and triumph over the bubbles! An original, offbeat, and giggle-inducing take on conquering fears from the New York Times best-selling team responsible for the groundbreakingand#160;Those Darn Squirrels! books.
"Synopsis" by , What do monsters eat?

The waitress in this restaurant just doesnt have a clue.

Monsters dont eat broccoli!

How could she think we do?

In this rollicking picture book written by Barbara Jean Hicks and illustrated by Sue Hendra, monsters insist they dont like broccoli. Theyd rather snack on tractors or a rocket ship or two, or tender trailer tidbits, or a wheely, steely stew. But boy do those trees theyre munching on look an awful lot like broccoli. Maybe vegetables arent so bad after all!

This hilarious book will have youngsters laughing out loud and craving healthy monster snacks of their own.

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