Step inside the Monster Motel, where mostly monstrous monsters dwell. But be careful, you may find yourself having so much fun you’ll never . . . ever . . . come . . . out! These original poems of endearing monsters and their hilarious antics will have children and adults howling for more. "An excellent choice for youngsters who beg for something scary."Booklist
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
DOUGLAS FLORIAN is the creator of many acclaimed picture books including zoo's who; bow wow meow meow, a Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year; lizards, frogs, and polliwogs, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; mammalabilia, an ABA's Pick of the Lists; insectlopedia, an ALA Notable Children's Book and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year; and omnibeasts, a gift collection of his best-loved animal poems. He lives with his family in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
(easy,poetry). Apparently Douglas Florian became inspired to write children's poetry after reading a funny poetry book in a flea market. Some of his early poems he created after reading the flea market find are in Monster Motel. I found the monsters he created to be imaginative yet have human elements to them where you couldn't help but love the monsters anyway. His illustrations are enjoyable to look at and are watercolor. I thought it especially clever how he did a watercolor picture of himself as a monster on the back flap of the book jacket. The back cover of the book has a shy little monster peeking out of a tea cup. Florian invites you to step in to his monster motel and get to know his beastly critters, but also warns you that you may not want to leave! He was right about that!