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MONDAY'S TROLL by Jack Prelutsky


by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Peter Sís

Age Range: 4 - 12

Pub Date: April 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-688-09644-1
Publisher: Greenwillow

 In a companion volume to The Dragons Are Singing Tonight (1993), a talented duo introduces a variety of trolls, ogres, witches, a bigfoot, and a yeti. Prelutsky's verse is as rhythmic as ever and full of child- pleasing grotty humor, with crotchety witches and grubby goblins fully present. The first poem, ``I Told the Wizard to His Face,'' sets the tone as a bratty boy regales a wizard with variations of the word fraud: ``Since then I've been but two feet tall/and have a hamster's head.'' S°s captures the spirit of the book perfectly in his spreads framed with fabulous borders. The settings range from modern urban to mythical or medieval. Favorite pieces will be ``Mother Ogre's Lullaby'' and the title poem, but every poem will be relished, come Halloween or any time of the year. (Picture book/poetry. 4-12)