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ISBN13: 9780545214797
ISBN10: 0545214793
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The "Monster Mash" was a graveyard smash--and now it's a picture book by David Catrow!

The "Monster Mash" gets Wolf Man, zombies, and other monsters to dance and party in this catchy, classic song. Dracula rises out of his coffin, vampires feast in the master bedroom, and the ghouls get a jolt from Boris's electrodes.

This "graveyard smash" caught on in a flash, and it became the hit of the land. The song, written in 1962 by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and Lenny Capizzi, has gone on to sell over 4 million copies. Fifty years later, David Catrow takes it to new heights as a picture book, with his fun and wacky illustrations that are sure to get kids singing and "mashing" along.

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"In this homage to the 1962 classic Halloween song, a blobby scientist is working in his lab when his Hollywood-style Frankenstein's monster starts dancing the Monster Mash. Soon he's joined by Wolfman, Dracula, guitar-playing skeletons (the Crypt-Kicker Five), and creatures with an assortment of tentacles, pincers, horns, and eyes. Catrow's outlandish aesthetic is well suited to the absurdity of the song's lyrics, and he doesn't hold back — his oozing, decaying, sharp-fanged creations may well prove too scary for more timid readers. Braver kids, though, should still find it a graveyard smash. Ages 3 — 8. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

David Catrow is the award-winning illustrator of numerous books for children, including the Max Spaniel series, MONSTER MASH, and TAKE ME OUT OF THE BATHTUB AND OTHER SILLY DILLY SONGS. He lives in Springfield, Ohio, with his wife, Debbie, and their dogs.

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Shannon Mauldin, October 24, 2012 (view all comments by Shannon Mauldin)
It's a graveyard smash! This picture book version of the classic song is sure to be a new Halloween classic. Gorgeous, full page illustrations in bright, neon blues, greens, and purples vividly bring the song to life. You'll be singing along as you read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780545214797
Author:
Catrow, David
Publisher:
Orchard Books (NY)
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Halloween
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 40 pages Orchard Books - English 9780545214797 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this homage to the 1962 classic Halloween song, a blobby scientist is working in his lab when his Hollywood-style Frankenstein's monster starts dancing the Monster Mash. Soon he's joined by Wolfman, Dracula, guitar-playing skeletons (the Crypt-Kicker Five), and creatures with an assortment of tentacles, pincers, horns, and eyes. Catrow's outlandish aesthetic is well suited to the absurdity of the song's lyrics, and he doesn't hold back — his oozing, decaying, sharp-fanged creations may well prove too scary for more timid readers. Braver kids, though, should still find it a graveyard smash. Ages 3 — 8. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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