THERE WAS AN OLD MONSTER! by Rebecca Emberley

THERE WAS AN OLD MONSTER!

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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Three generations collaborated to create this catchy spin on the storytime classic. This particular monster—a speckled purple critter with horns, claws and a natty green skirt positioned against a black background—swallows (ugh) a tick, quickly followed by ants (“scritchy-scratch, / scritch, scratchy scratch”), a lizard, a bat, a jackal (“I swear I heard him cackle”) and a bear. The contents of the distressed monster’s ever-expanding belly are visible throughout—no wonder “he STILL felt sick.” Written by Rebecca Emberley, illustrated in eye-popping Technicolor by the author and her father, Ed Emberley, and set to music by the author’s daughter, Adrian Emberley (available for download from Scholastic’s website), this agreeably stomach-turning tune will doubtless see heavy storytime action. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-545-10145-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Orchard/Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2009




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