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The Monstrous Book of Monsters Hardcover – September 13, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Hardcover: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Templar; Ltf Nov Po edition (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780763657567
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763657567
  • ASIN: 0763657565
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 9.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #407,039 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Like a facetious "Monster Manual" for the lower-elementary-school set, this guide to the slimy, befouled and ghoulish begs to be pored over for hours, its small-scale tabs gleefully pried open and closed.
—The New York Times

This is a tongue-in-cheek, interactive guide to avoiding, identifying, capturing, and disposing of monsters, should the need arise.
—Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Libby Hamilton has written a variety of books for children, including HORSE: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR YOUNG EQUESTRIANS. She lives in London.

Aleksei Bitskoff is a debut illustrator whose fantastical creatures captivate children and adults alike. He recently graduated from the Camberwell College of Arts and lives in London.

Jonny Duddle has been a concept artist for Aardman Animations and created fantastic illustrations for fiction and novelty books, including ALIENOLOGY. He wrote and illustrated THE PIRATE CRUNCHER. Jonny Duddle lives in Buxton, England.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By IrishFire on January 22, 2012
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I saw this book in the library, and it knocked my socks off. The artwork and whimsy is top notch. I heartily recommend it .

There are pop ups within pop ups, and most of them provoke a laugh. There is plenty of text hidden in all corners, and while you may not go through all of it on the first read, I expect the book will take a long time to get old. I am absolutely buying one for the seven-year-old reluctant reader in the family, but expect it will be kept away from the 2 year old. As gentle as she is with things (and she really is!) this book has some complex pop-ups that await easy destruction.

An update: The 7 year old LOVES it, as does my sister the caretaker, and to my surprise she read the entire thing to him in one sitting. There is not a small amount of text in this book! Less surprising: They did indeed decide to keep it away from the toddler even though she's a very careful toddler (no, I didn't know those existed either), and the reading level is too high for our reluctant reader to attempt on his own. A more precocious 7 year old may be able to, but the interest level remains high regardless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Megan P on October 16, 2013
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This book is truly a delight. There are so many funny, whimsical illustrations along with hilarious, mildly gross (which my 6 year old loves) stories about monsters. This book is big and has lots of intricate pop ups with a lot of reading. It is not something my son even attempts to read on his own, but he loves it when I read it to him. This book is good for children both young and old.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CrystalClear on June 3, 2013
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Well made, colorful book with a single pop up and some picture windows. Some of the text throughout the book is in a rather small font & above the ability for an average six year old to read. Not too many pages but the quality of the art & illustrations makes up for it. For the price, it's definitely worth it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LINA on August 6, 2012
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Very imaginative. My 3 year old loved this- but I think it would be good for any age up to 14.
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