Synopses & Reviews
Ten creepy monsters met andrsquo;neath a gnarled pine.
One blew away,
And then there were nine.
And so the countdown begins . . . A mummy, a witch, a ghost, a werewolf, a vampire, and others all gather, but one by one their crowd diminishes. At last there is only one creepy monster left. But what kind of monster is it?
Squeals of laughter are sure to accompany the reading of this book from bestselling illustrator Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis, as 10 creepy monsters set out for fun.
Praise for Ten Creepy Monsters
andquot;Armstrong-Ellis injects just the right amount of humor into her portrayals of the ghoulish bunch, keeping the tone appropriately light.andquot;
andquot;Generously detailed acrylics provide a touch of nefarious charm, while a tender surprise ending should gratify trick-or-treaters.andquot;
andquot;Fun for Halloween or for counting anytime.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal
andquot;Armstrong-Ellisandrsquo; textured images, full of spooky spirit and clever detail, add to the fun. A happy Halloween outing.andquot;
andquot;With rich language and a delightfully dark nighttime palette, this pleasing rhyme begs to be acted out or performed with puppets. The illustrations are appropriately ghoulish.andquot;
andquot;A perfect Halloween read-aloud but a great way to relieve malaise on any day, this picture book also helps young readers learn to count as the monsters fall by the wayside in gruesome fashion.andquot;
andmdash;Reading Today Online
andquot;Author/artist Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis clearly had fun crafting this silly, lighthearted Halloween tale of monsters who disappearandhellip;andquot;
andmdash;The Seattle Times
andquot;Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis delivers a delightful rhyming lesson in subtraction.andquot;
"Armstrong-Ellis stages a light Halloween countdown starring 10 monsters who leave the story one at a time: 'Ten creepy monsters met 'neath a gnarled pine./ One blew away, and then there were nine.' The motley group includes a vampire resembling Bela Lugosi's Dracula, a zombie that loses its foot, and an aquatic monster that falls in love with a human in a rowboat. Generously detailed acrylics provide a touch of nefarious charm, while a tender surprise ending should gratify trick-or-treaters. Ages 4 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
andquot;Armstrong-Ellis fills the page with slime and sludge, and careful readers will even spy monster-themed parodies of works from da Vinci, Cassatt, George Rodrigue, and other artists.andquot;
The frost is melting and itandrsquo;s time for spring! That means field trips, planting school gardens, and discovering new friends for this adventurous class as their teacher introduces them to the season one gift at a time. Two turtle ponds, four ladybugs, and a class full of curious kids equals a whole lot of fun!
Young readers will love following the studentsandrsquo; hilarious misadventures as these rambunctious kindergartners explore the delights of spring, including mud, frogs, and baby farm animals. The whimsical illustrations reveal new surprises on every page.
FandP Level: K
FandP Genre: RF
When a young monster sets out to create a gourmet dinner for someone special, he squelches through marsh and muck to find just the right ingredients, from beetle knees to plump slugs to chicken teeth! But who is the dinner for? A surprise awaits his special loved one and readers alike!
About the Author
Deborah Lee Rose, who is widely recognized by her appearances at schools and her speeches at education and library conferences, is an internationally published author whose award-winning books are among the New York Public Libraryand#8217;s 100 Books to Read and Share. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Carey Armstrong-Ellis has been hailed as a and#147;breakout talentand#8221; by Publishers Weekly. Visit her online at www.slugworks.com. She lives with her family in Cape Neddick, Maine.