One Hungry Monster: A Counting Book in Rhyme by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe, Lynn Munsinger, Lynn M. Munsinger |, Board Book | Barnes & Noble
One Hungry Monster: A Counting Book in Rhyme

One Hungry Monster: A Counting Book in Rhyme

by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe, Lynn Munsinger, Lynn M. Munsinger
     
 

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It is bedtime and one small boy tries to control ten insatiable monsters as they demand food and create chaos throughout the house.

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It is bedtime and one small boy tries to control ten insatiable monsters as they demand food and create chaos throughout the house.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Steve Lavis looks at animals foreign and domestic with two Peek-Through Board Books. On the Farm follows the wooly sheep as he searches out who has eaten its breakfast. As each page is turned, more animals become visible through the die-cut spaces. The culprits are found behind the tractor. In the Jungle follows the same format, only this time a crocodile is in hiding. "Here I am!" shouts the crocodile on the last spread. Then he asks, "Who wants to hide next?" ( Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Monsters that somewhat resemble those in Sendak's classic Where the Wild Things Are populate the pages of this board book. It is a counting book in rhyme. A young boy is awakened by a hungry monster under his bed. The number of monsters increases until all ten are seated at the kitchen table demanding to be fed. In another counting sequence, the youngster brings out an interesting variety of foods. The monsters gorge themselves on bread, pumpkins, pizza and peanut butter while our young friend enjoys an apple muffin that he liberated from its secret hiding spot behind the toaster. It is silly fun and a great way to count from one to ten. 2001, Little Brown, $5.95. Ages 2 to 4. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- Counting rhymes, an entertaining, although sometimes predictable text, and a large portion of humor combine to make this book one that should be a favorite with primary-aged readers. One by one, ten monsters join the chaotic going-ons in a little boy's house. Once they all arrive, the little boy is faced with ``Ten hungry monsters,/ about to fuss and kick,/ won't get out, they tell me,/ unless I feed them quick!'' And so he does. He brings out ``. . .1 jug of apple juice,/ 2 loaves of bread . . ,'' until the monsters have spaghetti, eggplant, pears, pumpkins, turkeys, pizza pies, watermelons, and jars of peanut butter. But even then the monsters are not content, and they create havoc in the house until the boy insists that they leave. While he enjoys the muffin he had hidden, a monster peeks out of the fireplace--a detail that won't go unnoticed by young readers. Munsinger's illustrations of the monsters are better than those of the boy; they're a delight. Not too scary, they're just ugly enough to fit the part. The details make the illustrations overflow with humor. A story that young readers will enjoy again and again and again. --Sharron McElmeel, Cedar Rapids Community Schools, Iowa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316608046
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
10
Sales rank:
163,304
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Susan O'Keefe is the author of many children's books, including Love Me, Love You and Goodnight, God Bless. She lives in Edgewater, New Jersey.

Lynn Munsinger has illustrated numerous popular books for children, including One Hungry Monster and Ogden Nash's The Tale of Custard the Dragon andCustard the Dragon and the Wicked Knight. She resides in Boston.

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