Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Monster Needs a Costume (Monster & Me) Paperback – August 26, 2014
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—It's nearly Halloween, and Monster is having trouble deciding on just the right look. With the encouragement of a young boy, the creature enthusiastically tries out several different costumes-cowboy, pink-tutu-wearing ballet dancer, masked ninja-but tires of each outfit before the big day. Never fear, Monster manages to come up with a mix-and-match ensemble that makes him a standout among the trick-or-treaters. Jaunty rhymes are paired with slick animation-style cartoon artwork that depicts a not-too-frightening fuzzy beast with sharp teeth, long claws, yellow horns, and a winning smile. The cadenced text and humorous illustrations work well together for a lighthearted read-aloud. An additional purchase for collections in which soft-on-the-scary Halloween tales are in high demand.—Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Halloween is the best holiday for monsters. (Duh, right?) This little boy’s monster is particularly excited about the costuming element: “I said to Monster, / ‘Do you know what kind you’d want to wear?’ / An astronaut? / A fireman? / A giant Bartlett pear?” Nope, a cowboy—a costume so exciting that Monster wears his “twenty-gallon hat” all week until he tires of it. His next fascination is with ballet: “Monster put a tutu on / and danced around the kitchen. / Pirouette, / plié, / tendu, / and back to first position.” But his enthusiasm for dance runs out, too, thus setting a pattern. The rhymes, quite obviously, are bouncy and irreverent, and just as much heck is raised by Grieb’s cartoony illustrations of the enormous, blue, horned beast with the happy underbite as he cavorts around the home before dropping from exhaustion. Halloween finally arrives—along with a wonderfully busy two-page spread of trick-or-treating—with Monster combining the best of all his interests: “The Dancing Cowboy Ninja was the costume of the night!” Preschool-Grade 2. --Daniel Kraus --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.