Boris and Bella

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Boris and Bella

By Carolyn Crimi; Gris Grimly (Illustrator)

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152025281, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2004


Bella Legrossi is the messiest monster in all of Booville. Her slime is the slimiest and her grime is the grimiest. Alas, she is neighbors with Boris Kleanitoff, a persnickety ghoul so tidy he vacuums his vampire bats. What could ever bring these two together?

It will take a Halloween party like no other--a full creature-feature of beasts, ghosts, and creepy-crawlies, and some of the fanciest dance moves since Morrie Mummy shook a leg clean off. So grab a mug of ghoul drool and join the fun!

Wicked wit Carolyn Crimi and illustrator Gris Grimly have put their heads together (along with a few they found in the graveyard) and cooked up the funniest, funkiest, and out-and-out freakiest monster mash you've ever seen!

About the Author
CAROLYN CRIMI is the author of four other picture books, including "Tessa's Tip-Tapping Toes," illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington, and "Don't Need Friends," illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. She haunts Chicago.

GRIS GRIMLY is the illustrator of "Monster Museum "by Marilyn Singer as well as his own "Gris Grimly's Wicked Nursery Rhymes." He lurks in Los Angeles.