Beastly Rhymes to Read After Dark
Publication Date: August 12, 2008
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DANGER! WARNING! KIDS beware! Bound in the bilious green-spotted fur (100% fake) of an unidentified weird beast, here is a book that kids will love—quite literally—from cover to cover. In the macabre spirit of the Halloween season, funny rhymes range from “Parasite Lost” to “Leap Halloween,” and are illustrated with gruesome graphics. Elementary school kids will want to be the first to own this outrageous fur-clad book, but librarians may prefer the standard library bound edition, minus the fur!
Judy Sierra is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Wild About Books; Thelonius Monster’s Sky-High Fly Pie; Mind Your Manners, B. B.Wolf; and other award-winning picture books. Her collection of poems about penguins, Antarctic Antics, was a bestseller, and an earlier collection of scary poems, Monster Goose, a great favorite. She lives in Oakland, California.
Brian Biggs is the illustrator of the middle-grade Shredderman series by Wendelin Van Draanen and One Beastly Beast by Garth Nix. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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