Seven Scary Monsters
Best-selling illustrator Howard Fine teams up with Mary Beth Lundgren to create a not-too-scary bedtime book about monsters. When the lights go off and seven scary monsters come out to make mischief, a young boy uses his imagination to eliminate them, one by one. Using monster-zapping inventions made from objects in his room, the boy finds the confidence to conquer what fr...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 18th 2003 by Clarion Books
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The illustrations were dark, but my young storytime audience didn't find them scary. The text was a bit ragged, and I found it a bit difficult to get a rhythm going. The chorus of "Rick! Rack! Wrinkleshack! - Don't you (ever) dare come back! ( I had to add the ever, for rhythm) was a little too unwieldy for my audience to chime in on. Which is too bad, because kids love to be able to join in! The young boy in the story uses all sorts of creative methods of removing the monsters from his room, on...more
A countdown of bedtime monsters told in rhyme with a refrain that is fun to read aloud: "Rick! Rack! Wrinkleshack! Don't you dare come back!" But the rhyming text wasn't a smooth read for me. Not a book I'd read over and over again. Young readers, however, may enjoy how the main character gets rid of his monsters with gadgets and things around his room. The MC cleverly uses his imagination to zap, suck...the monsters away.
Apr 08, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
While perusing the stacks at the library, I came across this book. It looked interesting and had a short, but colorful and engaging story. But I'm not sure how my 5 year old would react and decided not to bring it home. Probably best suited for schoolage boys.
Oct 25, 2012 Julee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Wonderful math concept book for an interactive read aloud lesson. This one is so terrific that kids go home and retell the story to their families. When parents can quote their child quoting me, I know it is a successful read aloud lesson.
Jul 20, 2009 Becky rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: preschool and up
Cute rhyming countdown book with a twist ending -- would be good for monster storytime. Did you know that today's monsters in your bedroom get into mischief such as crashing your computer? Tsk, tsk.