THE MARIGOLD MONSTER by M. C. Delaney

THE MARIGOLD MONSTER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A comix-level Scheherazade, Audrey loves to tell corny jokes, but no one wants to hear them. And when she sends away for an ad in a comic book for marigold seeds to sell, no one wants to buy them. As a last resort she tries the monster's house in the woods; and though he wants dandelion, not marigold seeds--and eats people who tell corny jokes--he likes Audrey's jokes so much that he buys all her seeds. And Audrey, though her life no longer depends on it, decides that ""He must be very lonely"" and continues entertaining him with her jokes. With Ned Delaney's punchy pictures and a whole string of jokes from Audrey, it's an easy if ephemeral attention-getter.

Pub Date: March 28th, 1983
Publisher: Unicorn/Dutton