Monster Boogie: With Audio Recording

Monster Boogie: With Audio Recording

by Laurie Berkner, Ben Clanton

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ISBN-13: 9781481464666
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,234,263
File size: 132 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Recognized as “the queen of children’s music” (People), Laurie Berkner is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, author, and founder of Two Tomatoes Records. She has released twelve bestselling, award-winning albums, was the first recording artist ever to perform in music videos on Nick Jr., and appeared regularly on the network’s Jack’s Big Music Show. Laurie helped develop the short-form animated series, Sing It, Laurie!, on the twenty-four-hour preschool television channel Sprout, and has written music and lyrics for three Off-Broadway children’s musicals. A project close to her heart has been designing the curriculum and training teachers for Laurie Berkner’s The Music in Me, an early childhood music program based on her music and classroom philosophy. Learn more at

Ben Clanton is an author and illustrator whose books include It Came in the MailSomething ExtraordinaryRex Wrecks It!Mo’s MustacheThe Table Sets ItselfVote for Me!, and Rot, the Cutest in the World. He lives with his wife and son in Seattle, Washington. Learn more at

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Monster Boogie 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
connywithay More than 1 year ago
“Everybody does the monster boogie, the monster boogie, the monster boogie,” Laurie Berkner writes her song in her children’s book, Monster Boogie. ~ What ~ This forty-page oversize hardcover book is targeted toward children ages four to eight years old, especially those who like to sing, dance, and are not afraid of pretend monsters. With no scary scenes, the colorful but sophomoric illustrations by Clanton cover the pages. In this short story that is in rhythmic verse adapted by a song by the author, a supposed scary monster visits two children as they are in their dark bedrooms at night. The purple creature states he is the biggest monster they have ever seen, with purple eyes, green teeth, and one who is scary. While one child is frightened, the other is happy, the monster starts dancing a boogie around the room. When the monster tells the children they can do the boogie too, all start dancing. The monster repeats most of the song, changing a few words, and they all do the monster wiggle around the room until the purple animal and his monster friends leave. ~ Why ~ This book is a nice, light read in itself with lots of repeated words that new beginner readers can recognize. Although the child is frightened at first, the ending expresses how fun it is to dance the monster boogie and monster wiggle. The colors are bright and noticeable. ~ Why Not ~ Children who are afraid of the dark and monsters may not appreciate this book at first, but it can become a helpful tool about monsters being fun by seeing them dance. Others may prefer books with more details and background designs to look at while someone reads the book to them. ~ Wish ~ While I like the idea that under the jacket cover the hardbound has sheet music to the song with the same name, I wish the book included a free CD or online link to download since I am unaware of the song so will have to play it for my grandchildren when they visit and I give them the book. ~ Want ~ If your preschooler to early elementary school grade child is into dancing and loves monsters, this may be a good section for them if they already know the song. Thanks to Waldmania for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
This is a fun mix—an addictive song paired with bright illustrations—which brings monstrous entertainment. There's a monster in the bedroom, one with green teeth and purple eyes. He appears to be scary, at first. But this monster doesn't have roars and growls in mind. All he wants to do is boogie and wiggle. Laurie Berkner's song comes to life in these pages, allowing an energy packed monster to come to life. The text is simple enough for even younger listeners to understand and, coming from the song, repeats itself. Although this does come across as repetitious at times (especially on the refrain), it does make the phrases catchy for kids and easy for them to 'read' along even when they can't read the words themselves. A possibly scary monster transforms into a source of giggles and will have young readers boogie-ing and wiggling themselves. Still, the message is clear—first impressions can be deceiving. Because this monster is anything but frightening. The illustrations are bright and add just the right amount of silliness and excitement. While the phrases from the song repeat themselves, the action in the illustrations does not. It's the combination of these two which makes the book entertaining. For those, who aren't familiar with the song or might want the chance to play it themselves, the music score is on the back of the book. But even without it, this is an easy to enjoy read which guarantees smiles for fans of silly monsters. I received a complimentary copy and found it so fun to read that I wanted to leave my honest thoughts.