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Those little monsters are back — and on the move! Jane Yolen takes her rhymes to the playground, aided by Kelly Murphy’s exuberant illustrations.
Stretching, twirling, tumbling, jumping! Welcome to a playground teeming with monsters, bristling with energy, and scaring up ways to have fun. Monsters swing and slide and piggyback ride. Monsters run three-legged races and fall on their faces. Monsters eat monster-sicles and vie for the fountain (Gulp...Grrrr...Grumble...Growl...All better now!). In this high-octane sequel to Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters, wild and whimsical artwork revs up a read-aloud text that will have little listeners jumping up to join the action.
About the Author
Jane Yolen, author of the companion book Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters, has written hundreds of books for children and young adults, including the New York Times best-selling How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? With Candlewick, she is the editor of three children’s poetry collections: Switching on the Moon, Here’s a Little Poem, and This Little Piggy. She divides her time between Massachusetts and Scotland.
Kelly Murphy is the illustrator of Jane Yolen’s Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters and Dianna Hutts Aston’s Loony Little. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Yolen’s perfectly precise text, repetition, and rhyme make the story ideal for reading aloud to even the littlest monsters.
—School Library Journal
Young ones will want to join in on this monster romp again and again, since it is all so silly, comforting and familiar.
A whole passel of googly-eyed creatures (some with two eyes, others with one, three, four, or more) cavort around a park, to the rhythm of Yolen’s spare, easy-to-follow rhyming text...
—The Horn Book