Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In this newest picture book by beloved storyteller and collage artist Elisa Kleven, a young girl describes for her new neighbor -- a boy who loves to play monster -- the real monster living in her house. As she tells it, the monster screams and roars if she and her parents don't pay attention to him every single second; he drinks special monster milk and eats special monster food that he squeezes through his hands like finger paint; he spits up on everyone and everything -- and that's only the half of it! Listening to her tale, the fascinated boy imagines all sorts of wonderfully horrible things -- until he finds out, in a delightful surprise ending, who the monster really is.Elisa Kleven has found a hilarious way to appeal to her young fans. Readers and listeners (especially those with younger siblings) will begin to guess who the monster is and will relish in the girl's icky yet matter-of-fact descriptions. All will enjoy the marvelous visualizations of her imaginative new friend. Elisa Kleven's sparkling collage artwork, and her storytelling, have the same ability as a child's imagination to transform the everyday into the humorous, fantastic, and magical. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The newest picture book by beloved storyteller and collage artist Elisa Kleven is sure to appeal to her young fans, as they guess who the monster in a little girl's house "really" is, based on her icky yet matter-of-fact descriptions. Full color.
From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-The age-old subject of a new baby in the house is deftly handled in this winning combination of lively art and childlike text. The story begins as a young girl observes a new family moving in next door and spies a potential playmate in a boy attired in a monster costume. In response to a query from her new neighbor about playing monster with him, she answers, "Not at my house-the real monster's sleeping." Thus, the girl's web of hyperbole and deception captures the imagination of her new friend. The boy's initial interest changes to horrified fascination as his new friend describes a roaring, messy, drooling, poopy, hair-pulling creature that spits up everywhere and sucks on everything. The illustrations are the author's trademark blend of bright paintings and mixed-media collage. Varied layouts are particularly effective in conveying the mood of the story as smaller images early in the narrative give way to larger spreads as the boy imagines all manner of monster mayhem. The beast reaches delightfully horrible and gargantuan proportions until it's revealed that he is actually little, soft, and cuddly. The cherubic infant is introduced as he is greeted by his older sister with an affectionate, "Hi, monster." This charming twist on a popular subject is appropriate for both lap and group sharing.
Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA
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Buchbeschreibung Dutton Juvenile. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This copy shows very minor wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0525459731I4N10
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Juvenile. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2749285225
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Juvenile, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 1998. A good ex-library hardcover with usual library markings. Pages have light thumbing and creases. Cover corners and edges are bumped and rubbed. Dust jacket is smudged and creased, and is covered in mylar. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000186377
Buchbeschreibung Dutton, New York, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. First Edition; First Printing. 4to 11" - 13" tall; 32 pages; Oversize HC/DJ. New copy from publisher's warehouse. . Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 29478
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97805254597363.0
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Juvenile, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0525459731
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Children Books, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Tight clean crisp book, unmarked but for inscription signed by Kleven with drawing; in barely rubbed dust jacket. ; 10.80 X 9.30 X 0.50 inches; 32 pages; Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 46655
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Juvenile, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0525459731
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Juvenile, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-030-13-0592500
Buchbeschreibung Dutton Juvenile, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HH-030-13-0592500