Beastly Rhymes to Read After Dark

Beastly Rhymes to Read After Dark

By Judy Sierra; Brian Biggs (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375837470, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2008

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.

About the Author
Judy Sierra is the author of many award-winning books for children including the bestsellers "Antarctic Antics", illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey; "Wild About Books", illustrated by Marc Brown; and"The Secret Science Project that AlmostAte the School", illustrated by Stephen Gammell.Sierra holds a PhD in folklore and mythology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has received the Children s Choice Award from the International Reading Association, two Aesop awards from the American Folklore Society, and the E.B. White Read Aloud Prize from the Association of Booksellers for Children. She lives with her husband in Eugene, Oregon. Visit her online at

Everything Goes is a series of books written and illustrated by Brian Biggs. The first books in the series, Everything Goes: On Land and Everything Goes: In the Air, are a celebration of cars, trucks, motorcycles, planes, and other things that go!