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Monsters on Machines Hardcover – August 1, 2008

4.9 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1—The first half of this rhyming picture book follows a group of gnarly monsters as they hop on various construction machines, working to build a "frightfully fine" haunted house. Break time reveals these rough-and-ready beasts are children when monster mom brings lunch, reads a story, and puts them down for a nap, complete with "blankies." Awake once more, the builders install a lawn, sidewalks, and a road in time for a monster family to move in. The India-ink drawings colored digitally in neon-bright hues exude a jazzy, busy look that brings to life the chaos that results when monsters and machines meet. Each pop-eyed character (three boys and one girl) is a different color and has a unique look—hair, horns, ears, and eyes—for readers to delight in. The endpapers sport almost two dozen monstrous machines to drool over.—Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha Public Library, WI
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�"Lund's (Dinosailors) rhyming story, about a team of ghoulish monsters who ride bulldozers and cranes, has just about everything a child could hope for, from fantastical characters to vehicles, from muck and mud to screams and shouts to `monsteroni and cheese.'. . . The fun extends to the endpapers, which feature monsters in construction machines." --Publishers Weekly, starred review (Publishers Weekly 2008-07-28)
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books; 1 edition (August 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152053654
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152053659
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,217,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My grandson loves monster books and machinery, so this is a big hit. Anyone named Stinky is a hit with him because he has Stinky the garbage truck vehicle. These monsters do a bang-up job of building a house in a humorous manner and the illustrations are, well, "monsterous."
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By Me on January 14, 2013
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It is so cute!!!! The pictures, story, and rhymes are great!! I'm surprised this book isn't more well known. We randomly checked it out from the library and after renewing it several times I knew we had to purchase it.
My daughter and I love it!
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Had to buy this book as we have renewed the book so often the library asked us to return it so others could enjoy. My son is 2.5 and LOVES this book. It is by far his favorite that we have ever checked out of the library. He so loves big machines and the monsters are interestingly scary, but not too scary.
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My nearly two-year-old grandson loves this book, with its silly monsters, backhoes, and diggers! When he comes to visit, he heads for the book pile to find it, even before he gets his coat off.
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