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Everything I Know About Monsters : A Collection of Made-up Facts, Educated Guesses, and Silly Pictures about Creatures of Creepiness Hardcover – September 1, 2002
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Monsters are also discussed from a cultural perspective in sections such as "Man-Made Monsters" (Frankenstein, robots) and "TV and Movie Monsters:" "Lots of monsters audition for parts in monster movies, but they never get the parts because they're such lousy actors." Even space aliens, "not officially part of the monster kingdom," are given play, because they're "fun to draw." The Official Mad Scientist Monster Maker includes three columns of words that kids can mix and match to create a monster name, such as Creepy-Eared Knucklehead or Bat-Nosed Belcher. Lichtenheld's comical, color-rich illustrations capture Essence of Monster most gruesomely, and each double-page spread boils and bubbles with funny captions, cartoons, side jokes, and general silliness. And remember, "If you do see a monster don't overreact. It only encourages them." (Ages 6 to 10--not for kids who are still afraid of monsters!) --Karin Snelson
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Top Customer Reviews
the kind of book you'll race to read to your child's class. The kind you're thrilled to donate to the school library. The book
you can't wait to give to all your friends...before it wins all the awards.
Tom's illustrations are so detailed and funny you're sure to find something new and gruesome and oooky with every
reading. And his writing is so full of jokes for kids and grown-ups, that you won't mind reading it for the cajillionth
time. I love the charts for making up your own monsters. (You'll find a great one for making up pirate names in Tom's first book..Everything I Know About Pirates) My favorite bit tells why trees cast shadow monsters in your room at night. And the food
pyramid for monsters is a hoot...and frighteningly similar to the one my children follow.
I think the scariest thing about this book is that one person has the talent to write and illustrate a book this wonderful. You'd
almost think some mad scientist made Tom Lichtenheld in a lab with a brain marked "Hal Larious."
As a bonus, if your child is the least bit afraid of "monsters" of any kind, this light-hearted book will help alleviate their anxietiy.
I think this work actually surpasses Mr. Lichtenheld's wonderful predecessor "Everything I know about Pirates", but then I've always been a huge monster fan. Or is that monstrous monster fan?
The author inspires his readers to draw, create, and be imaginative. The monsters are fun, humorous, ironic, and somewhat gross (which my boys just loved.)
My art students created some really great work after reading and being inspired by this great book.
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I guess that book is my son's favorite in his whole bookshelf. He is just turned 4 and has maybe 100 books.... He always know where to find that one.Published 7 months ago by Fannie
he carried it around with him for days and took it to bed with him, I would buy more monster books if I could find themPublished on October 12, 2012 by Josie Bender
My son and I go to the library every week and he always wants to get this. It puts an innocent, fun twist on the world of monsters for kids and has brilliant big pictures for them... Read morePublished on March 7, 2011 by Amanda
This book is absolutely fantastic. The kids love listening to it. it is just gross enough that it gets them excited and really funt o read. The author has a great voice.Published on June 16, 2009 by Kate Sakowski
I think I love this book as much as my 5 year old son does. I'm an especially big fan of the monster maker machine. So cute!Published on March 10, 2009 by Yelly Carligone
after reading this book. After all, they have tiny brains. My daughter (6) is very afraid of the dark and started talking about monsters when she was about 4. Read morePublished on December 14, 2007 by M. Jones