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Place: the castle andlt;BRandgt; Time: late andlt;BRandgt; Event: the Madcap Monster Ball, andlt;BRandgt; the rockin'-est andlt;BRandgt; knee-knockin'-est andlt;BRandgt; beboppin'-est andlt;BRandgt; party of them all. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; It's impossible to sleep through. andlt;BRandgt; Just ask the prince andlt;BRandgt; Or his off-the-wall princess andlt;BRandgt; Or any of their seven andlt;BRandgt; (count 'em, seven) andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;bandgt;Boogie Knights.andlt;/bandgt;

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"It's midnight and all the mischievous spirits that haunt the castle are in a partying mood: 'Wizards wiggle!/ Ghostlings giggle!/ Demons do their thing!' As the party progresses, seven knights (whose names include Sir Loin and Sir Prize) find themselves unable to resist the siren call to get jiggy. Wheeler and Siegel (who previously collaborated on Seadogs) have created a entire population of lively characters, from 'go-go goblins' to mummies and serpents that mambo and samba. In a pictorial subplot, two reader surrogates — a little prince who nervously spies on the action and a winsome ghost princess who emerges from a painting — find each other and become dance partners. Siegel's artistic versatility is equally impressive and fun: his drawings range from doodled portraits that seem ripped from a sketchpad to handsome chiaroscuro vignettes that slyly spoof the gothic aesthetic. A freewheeling rhyme scheme and judicious use of color amp up the party atmosphere, though the text and visual elements don't always come together cohesively and can compete to be a focal point. Still, this romp is a cut abovestandard Halloween fare. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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In this rip-roaring picture book, readers are invited to the party of the year, as all monsters large and small throw the most outrageous, most bodacious bash of them all--the Madcap Monster Ball. Full color.

About the Author

Lisa Wheeler has written eighteen books for children, including andlt;iandgt;The Pet Projectandlt;/iandgt;, illustrated by Zachariah OHora, and theandlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;hilarious andlt;iandgt;Spinster Gooseandlt;/iandgt;, illustrated by Sophie Blackall. She lives with her family in Addison, Michigan. Visit her online at LisaWheelerBooks.com.andlt;Bandgt;Mark Siegelandlt;/Bandgt; was inspired by Cynthia Rylant's melodious homage to moonlit nights to take many long walks with only the full moon as his guide. The wonderfully atmospheric illustrations in andlt;Iandgt;Long Night Moonandlt;/Iandgt; reflect many of the things he discovered on those nocturnal hikes. An up-and-coming visual artist and an aspiring author, Mark spends his days designing books for children. His first book, Lisa Wheeler's andlt;Iandgt;Seadogs,andlt;/Iandgt; was published earlier this year. He lives with his wife, Siena, in New York.

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Gypsi, June 5, 2010 (view all comments by Gypsi)
Seven knights are sleeping tightly when they are awakened, in ones or twos, by odd music and sounds. As they go to investigate, they each discover the rockin' Monster Ball. A side story, told only in pictures, shows the little prince also trying to see what is going on and meeting a ghost princess in the bargain.

The tale is told mostly in rhyme, with some cute lines and some groan-worthy puns. There are times when it seems like the actions just aren't explained well enough, and times when the story-rhymes just don't seem to flow. The fun repetition sounds and bouncy word play make up for a lot, though, and will make it very enjoyable for children in the 4-6 age range, especially those still learning to read or that love the sound of words.

The illustrations, on the other hand, are wonderful--a solid 5 stars. Expressive and beautifully colored, these illustrations could probably tell the story on their own, as they do in the parallel story of the prince and princess.

An enjoyable book overall, I would expect the words and pictures to make it a favorite for many of the pre-school crowd.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689876394
Author:
Wheeler, Lisa
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Illustrator:
Siegel, Mark
Author:
Siegel, Mark
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Parties
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Halloween
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Halloween
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Richard Jackson Books
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt (spot UV on matte lam)-int.
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Atheneum Books - English 9780689876394 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "It's midnight and all the mischievous spirits that haunt the castle are in a partying mood: 'Wizards wiggle!/ Ghostlings giggle!/ Demons do their thing!' As the party progresses, seven knights (whose names include Sir Loin and Sir Prize) find themselves unable to resist the siren call to get jiggy. Wheeler and Siegel (who previously collaborated on Seadogs) have created a entire population of lively characters, from 'go-go goblins' to mummies and serpents that mambo and samba. In a pictorial subplot, two reader surrogates — a little prince who nervously spies on the action and a winsome ghost princess who emerges from a painting — find each other and become dance partners. Siegel's artistic versatility is equally impressive and fun: his drawings range from doodled portraits that seem ripped from a sketchpad to handsome chiaroscuro vignettes that slyly spoof the gothic aesthetic. A freewheeling rhyme scheme and judicious use of color amp up the party atmosphere, though the text and visual elements don't always come together cohesively and can compete to be a focal point. Still, this romp is a cut abovestandard Halloween fare. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In this rip-roaring picture book, readers are invited to the party of the year, as all monsters large and small throw the most outrageous, most bodacious bash of them all--the Madcap Monster Ball. Full color.
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