The Monstrous Book of Monstersby Libby Hamilton, Jonny Duddle (Illustrator), Aleksei Bitskoff (Illustrator)
Written by Dr. Thomas Jelly and packed with nauseating novelties and foul facts, this book will teach you how to avoid monsters, show you how to spot them in the news or on the street, and give you a peek inside their dangerous (and smelly) world. At the/b>
Do you dare to delve into the freakishly funny Monstrous Book of Monsters, where nothing is as it seems?
Written by Dr. Thomas Jelly and packed with nauseating novelties and foul facts, this book will teach you how to avoid monsters, show you how to spot them in the news or on the street, and give you a peek inside their dangerous (and smelly) world. At the end, we learn that Dr. Jelly has fallen foul of the infamous book monster, and the readers themselves will be lucky to escape the same fate!
—The New York Times
This is a tongue-in-cheek, interactive guide to avoiding, identifying, capturing, and disposing of monsters, should the need arise.
Go for the gross! Even hard-core fans may be tempted to give away their lunches after sampling this banquet of bogles.
Advising readers who don't wish to become entrées themselves to flee at the first sign of monsters, "expert" Dr. Thomas Jelly presents a menagerie of menaces from giant closet worms, the aptly named Dentadontis and snot pets that "just love to hang out," to the Lesser-Spotted Pooter, the Fartsquid and (tossing in something for the 'rents) Crate Moss "the world's most beautiful monster." Flushed with references to poop and other bodily excrescences, the narrative covers monster types, household habitats (like your toothpaste tube—guess what comes out when you squeeze) and recipes ("Live Eyes On Sticks," "Thing On Toast"). Also discussed are monster escape, capture and disposal strategies. Enhanced by dozens of flaps and sliding tabs, plus die cuts, minibooks and popups, the cartoon art portrays its luridly hued subjects in properly nauseating detail.
A giant googly eye embedded in a bite-marked cover beckons invitingly to stronger-stomached monster lovers. (Novelty browsing item. 7-10)
The New York Times
- Candlewick Press
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 9.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)
- Age Range:
- 7 - 10 Years
Meet the Author
Libby Hamilton has written a variety of books for children, including HORSE: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR YOUNG EQUESTRIANS. She lives in London.
Aleksei Bitskoff is a debut illustrator whose fantastical creatures captivate children and adults alike. He recently graduated from the Camberwell College of Arts and lives in London.
Jonny Duddle has been a concept artist for Aardman Animations and created fantastic illustrations for fiction and novelty books, including ALIENOLOGY. He wrote and illustrated THE PIRATE CRUNCHER. Jonny Duddle lives in Buxton, England.
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My 5 yr old loves this book, he carries it everywhere and puts it under his pillow at night.