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Monster Museum

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  163 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Come in--if you dare--and meet the werewolf, Count Dracula, the mummy, and some of their slimy, screaming, slithering friends. They're just dying to show you a good time!
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 20th 2001 by Disney-Hyperion
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Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
Nov 01, 2014 Kathy (Kindle-aholic) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-poetry
The kids had so much fun with this. The boychild has been reading and re-reading the poems.

Quick, funny, and lots of classic monsters.

They especially like the one about Frankenstein's Monster where he complains that everyone calls him "Frankenstein" but that's not his name. He was never given his own name.
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
Jan 12, 2012 Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) rated it really liked it
First off - I love Gris Grimly's work. His monster stuff is fabulous. Add in Marilyn Singer's creepy monster poetry and you have a hit on your hands.
Taylor Walczak
This is definitely a cute set of poems that can really gear you up for Halloween. The poems have their own specific rhyming schemes and even then, sometimes the forms change, just depending on the monster. This really allows you to show kids that you can find a creative poem almost anywhere as long as you think about it, as well as words that you wouldn't expect to rhyme together. What's really fun about this, too, is that it references monsters that they are already familiar with, so the poems ...more
Writer/poet Marilyn Singer provides a group of school children with a guide through her monster museum, where they are introduced to a wide variety of monsters from film, literature, mythology, and folklore. From banshees to zombies, Singer’s witty rhymes will entertain children of all ages. Gris Grimly’s illustrations are a perfect match to Singer’s words- just over-the-top enough to balance menace with humor. Monster Museum is a great choice for a read-aloud- a wonderful way for parents to con ...more
Ms Threlkeld
Mar 15, 2015 Ms Threlkeld rated it liked it
Fun collection of poems about monsters, with even better illustrations. Could lead into a project where students write their own poems about a made-up monster and the class creates a "museum" where visitors can walk around the room reading the poems.
Nov 06, 2014 Lynae rated it it was amazing
My eight year old son and I really enjoyed this book. It was perfect! And as if the clever poetry and awesome pictures weren't enough, the touch of education from the 'glos-scary' in the back completed it so very nicely for us. Very fun book!
Mar 25, 2015 Dina rated it it was amazing
Love books like this. My kids liked it a lot and my son was laughing at the pictures. It was really neat to see all the different drawings of the monsters from the artist point of view that goes with the story.
Sep 01, 2010 natercopia rated it really liked it
Good artwork plus entertaining rhyming poems is just a brilliant combination to put this monster museum in one piece. I'm just in awe with Gris's effortless artwork everytime I pick up his books (Grimericks with Susan Pearson, The Dangerous Alphabet with Neil Gaiman) co-author with another writer. This particular book made monsters look like they were literally introducing themselves in a humorous tone to the students visiting the 'scary' museum. Marilyn Singer's rhyming poem is just pure awesom ...more
Oct 13, 2014 Robin rated it really liked it
Shades of Shel Silverstein's rhymes with a monstrous twist. Grim Grimly's illustrations are a sweet added treat to this collection.
Jul 20, 2014 Shelli rated it it was amazing
Ladies and gentlemen!
Boys and ghouls!
Step right up!
Behind this curtain lies a ghastly concoction of..
Delight! Horror! Fantasy and terror!
Your every wish is our command!
Your every whimsical desire brought to life!
But I'm warning you..
There's always a price!
Welcome to the greatest show unearthed!

*(Stolen from the lyrics to Greatest Show on Earth, By: Creature Feature)
Fun to read with your child, especially right before Halloween! The glossary (or "Glos-Scary") at the end with a short paragraph describing each monster with its Literary or Mythological origin was a fine addition.
Dec 06, 2012 Tessa rated it really liked it
Shelves: rdg-4050
Monster Museum is a collection poems about monsters.

I would use this book during a poetry unit just show students that poems can be about anything.
Lina Lena
Nov 10, 2007 Lina Lena rated it it was amazing
the rhyme are awesome and the drawings are super! after reading this book, gris grimly is one of my favourite artist! the story is really easy to follow too
Mar 24, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it
46 months - Well written rhymes and great drawings. O loves this book and she's had us read it every night since it came home from the library.
Oct 07, 2013 Ellen rated it really liked it
Clever prose & intricate illustrations but a bit over the head of younger kids. Maybe start with the monster explanations at the back.
Dec 08, 2013 April rated it liked it
The poetry was ok. I love the illustrations! Gris Grimly is one of the greatest illustrators!
Jan 16, 2015 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
great for Halloween, even if that holiday is not specifically mentioned.
Marisa Bennett
Apr 13, 2012 Marisa Bennett rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art, children-s-books
A VERY tricky book:) And delightful twisted humor which smart children love!
Whitney Peck
May 04, 2013 Whitney Peck rated it it was amazing
Love love love...
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Marilyn Singer was born in the Bronx (New York City) on October 3, 1948 and lived most of her early life in N. Massapequa (Long Island), NY. She attended Queens College, City University of New York, and for her junior year, Reading University, England. She holds a B.A. in English from Queens and an M.A. in Communications from New York University.

In 1974, after teaching English in New York City hig
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