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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
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 15th 1996 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1993)
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Paul Large
Dec 04, 2016 Paul Large rated it really liked it
Scary poems are exactly what the reader will get when they open the door to the Monster Motel. The effectiveness of Douglas Florian in scaring the young reader is great. I believe that this book would be great to read as a scary story right before Halloween maybe at a Halloween party. The many poems in the story were about many different types of creatures. This could also be used in a lesson on poems as an example of what poems should look and read like. This was a great example of how poetry ...more
Lindsey
Aug 04, 2010 Lindsey rated it liked it
Not my favorite collection. I definitely enjoyed omnibeasts: animal poems and paintings better. The illustrations were better in that book and these poems reminded me too much of Jack Prelutsky. Fun poems, but not my favorite.
Sarah Sammis
Sep 12, 2010 Sarah Sammis rated it it was ok
I checked out Monster Motel by Douglas Florian thinking my son would enjoy it. It's a poetry book featuring monsters, ghosts and other creepy crawlies. My son though, wanted no part of the book.

The poems are cute but not especially memorable. The monsters aren't very scary and the emphasis seems to be on humor. For me the humor didn't hit the mark.
Vivian
Aug 03, 2007 Vivian rated it it was amazing
We read this book almost every night for a few weeks, at Vivian's request. Cute little poems and quirky drawings describing different imaginary monsters. We like it because the poems are funny and the monsters are monstrous but not too scary.
Jane
Nov 13, 2011 Jane rated it liked it
Shelves: rhyming-words, poetry
There are many characteristics of monsters. Most young children just love hearing about monster stories. I will use this book for after school read aloud when children wait for school bus call.
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Shelves: poetry
The Purple Po and The Crim
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Shelves: childrens-lit
OK, but not as good as some of his others.
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Aug 04, 2011 Pebbles rated it it was amazing
If kids didn't like poetry before, they will now.
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Jan 25, 2015 Martin rated it it was amazing
I love the poem about the Purple Po the best. It has a fun ending.
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