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Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Beasts Hardcover – August 12, 2008
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Why they named the book "Monsterology" when the perfectly applicable word "Cryptozoology" already exists eludes me. I suppose it's because the book, which claims to be written in the late 19th or early 20th century, may predate the use of the word cryptozoology, but it seems more likely that the word may have been thought too difficult for younger readers.
I thought that this book was a rather weak follow-up to Dragonology. With so many different monsters and mythological characters to catalog, Drake doesn't have time or space to go into depth. For familiar creatures like dragons and unicorns, I didn't feel like I missed much, but many of Drake's choices might be pretty obscure for a young audience. How many kids are familiar with the baku, a creature of Japanese origin? Well, all they will get in this book is a small drawing and a couple of sentences, which doesn't cover much. Worse, in his entry on the nue Drake compares it to another creature called a tanuki - but nowhere in the book is this creature cataloged, so unless the child has encountered the name before it won't be helpful.Read more ›
Both books are stunning magnificent works of art. Very informative both in factual sense and in mystical sense. This book truly brings to life creatures that many believe to be just myth. I bought these because my family husband, daughter and I are very open minded and are believers of myths. Reading a book that takes the topi seriously in a educational and fun way for kids is amazing. My daughter has so much fun looking threw the pages over and over, she treats the books like they are gold literally she says she's never had a better book and that the two from this series are he favorites of all. Anyways we will definitely be collecting ALL of you other "Ologies" books because book that gets my kid this excited about reading is welcome in my home. So thank you to creating such a wonderful work of art that is so educational.
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There are other books in this series about different topics. These books are amazing, they have textured pics inside and items you can actually take out in little pockets. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Cazbaz
Great book, my teenage son loves it! Keeps him entertained for a long while!Published 3 months ago by tiffany hicks
My 9yr old LOVES this book. The pages look like an book from the 1800s. she loves the illustration.Published 3 months ago by Tabitha Cantu
Great book because they aren't standard and my 8 year old has a lot of fun going through everything in this. Lots to look at and full of info that an 8 year old boy focuses on.Published 3 months ago by C. Wall