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Publisher Comments:

Meet Stinky Stubb, Dirty Dugg, Gorbert, and Melvina, the craftiest crew of monsters ever to build a house. With hard hats and heavy machinery, these feisty fellas dig, dump, hammer, nail, and—after a surprise lunch of Mamas special monsteroni and cheese—they even squeeze in time for an afternoon snooze.
          With backhoes, bulldozers, and mud mounds galore, here is a book that young construction enthusiasts will want to dig into over and over again.

Review:

"Lund's (Dinosailors) rhyming story, about a team of ghoulish monsters who ride bulldozers and cranes, has just about everything a child could hope for, from fantastical characters to vehicles, from muck and mud to screams and shouts to 'monsteroni and cheese.' The plot is uncomplicated — a crew of monsters builds a 'Custom Prehaunted' house and then cleans up — and relayed with plenty of brio: 'Foreman Gorbert stomps over. He's huge and he's hairy./ He grunts out the orders and adds, 'Make it scary!' Neubecker's (Wow! School!) bright, digitally colored full-bleed pictures of the workmonsters — Dirty Dugg, Stinky Stubb, Gorbert and Melvina — are reminiscent of Maurice Sendak's Wild Things, but rendered in an electric palette. A monster mama serves lunch, reads a story and oversees naptime, then withdraws: this quartet, apparently, doesn't view tidying up as fiendish ('Without too much whining, they each do their share'). The fun extends to the endpapers, which feature monsters in construction machines. Ages 3 — 7." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Make way for this MONSTEROUS construction crew!

About the Author

Deb Lund has written several picture books, including Monsters on Machines. She lives in Greenbank, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152053659
Publisher:
Harcourt Children's Books
Subject:
Transportation - General
Illustrator:
Neubecker, Robert
Author:
Lund, Deb
Author:
Neubecker, Robert
Author:
Lund, Deborah
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Business, Careers, Occupations
Subject:
Transportation
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11 x 9.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
03-07

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Children's » Humor
Children's » Picture Books » A to Z
Children's » Reference » Careers
Children's » Scary Stories » Monsters
Children's » Transportation » Cars and Trucks

Monsters on Machines
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Product details 40 pages Harcourt Children's Books - English 9780152053659 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Lund's (Dinosailors) rhyming story, about a team of ghoulish monsters who ride bulldozers and cranes, has just about everything a child could hope for, from fantastical characters to vehicles, from muck and mud to screams and shouts to 'monsteroni and cheese.' The plot is uncomplicated — a crew of monsters builds a 'Custom Prehaunted' house and then cleans up — and relayed with plenty of brio: 'Foreman Gorbert stomps over. He's huge and he's hairy./ He grunts out the orders and adds, 'Make it scary!' Neubecker's (Wow! School!) bright, digitally colored full-bleed pictures of the workmonsters — Dirty Dugg, Stinky Stubb, Gorbert and Melvina — are reminiscent of Maurice Sendak's Wild Things, but rendered in an electric palette. A monster mama serves lunch, reads a story and oversees naptime, then withdraws: this quartet, apparently, doesn't view tidying up as fiendish ('Without too much whining, they each do their share'). The fun extends to the endpapers, which feature monsters in construction machines. Ages 3 — 7." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Make way for this MONSTEROUS construction crew!
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