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Skateboard Monsters (Picture Puffins) Paperback – September 1, 1995

4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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PreSchool-Grade 2-- Bursting off the pages with energy and wild good cheer, these surrealistic monsters come in every imaginable hue. Kirk's zany illustrations don't bleed off the pages--they explode--and his jet-propelled verse is graphically integrated. In the first picture, a multiethnic crew of kids quietly play jacks. Then, "All the children jump and run, when the skateboard monsters come!/ Grab your hats and move your feet, skateboard monsters rule the street" starts the pumped-up adventure. Initial fear that the creatures will be scary evaporates as a newspaper appears with the headlines: "Duke & Corkscrew, Zack and Tilly: Don't you call those monsters silly!!!" Winding down, the book ends as the gang brush their fangs and go to bed (Zack reads a skateboarding book under the covers on the final page). Endpapers carry the theme onward with a rogues' gallery speckled with popcorn and bubblegum wrappers. The topic is hot, the treatment is irresistible, and the book will be fun to read whether in storytime or to one would-be skateboarder. --Carolyn Noah, Central Mass. Regional Library System, Worcester, MA
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Product Details

  • Series: Picture Puffins
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Stk edition (September 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140555536
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140555530
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 20 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,070,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on October 19, 1997
Format: Paperback
Everybody checks it out
When the Skateboard Monsters book's about.
Get your card and stand in line.
Skateboard Monsters are really fine!
Read it once or read it twice,
But please to treat the pages nice.
Library copy's old and torn,
Someone treated it with scorn
But we are patrons brave and strong
And we will not complain for long.
We've checked it out ten times this year.
(It's treated well when it is here!)
Erika can't leave this book alone...
Guess it's time to buy our own!
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Format: Paperback
Skateboard Monsters is the kind of book that appeals to the youngest of readers as well kids that think they are too old to be read to anymore! The illustrations jump off the page at you in bright vivid colors. And even though there are monsters these are not scary monsters but ones any boy or girl would love to play with. These monsters are definitely cool!
The story is fast-paced with wonderful rhyming words. The lyrical quaility of the story makes any kid want to read it over and over. I know my boys do! So if you need a good book to get the kids sitting down and reading on their own, this one gets my hearty recomendation!!
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