Monster Mash

Monster Mash

By David Catrow

Orchard Books (NY), Hardcover, 9780545214797, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 2012


The "Monster Mash" was a graveyard smash--and now it's a picture book by David Catrow!

The "Monster Mash" gets Wolf Man, zombies, and other monsters to dance and party in this catchy, classic song. Dracula rises out of his coffin, vampires feast in the master bedroom, and the ghouls get a jolt from Boris's electrodes.

This "graveyard smash" caught on in a flash, and it became the hit of the land. The song, written in 1962 by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and Lenny Capizzi, has gone on to sell over 4 million copies. Fifty years later, David Catrow takes it to new heights as a picture book, with his fun and wacky illustrations that are sure to get kids singing and "mashing" along.

About the Author
David Catrow is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more thanseventy books for children, including the New York Times bestseller I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! and I Like Myself!, both written by Karen Beaumont, Dozens of Cousins by Shutta Crum, Plantzilla by Jerdine Nolen, and Rotten Teeth by Laura Simms. He lives in Ohio. Visit his website at

Praise For Monster Mash

Praise for Max Spaniel: FUNNY LUNCH
"Catrow's watercolor illustrations are exuberant and clever, full of humorous details that kids will love to discover."-SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Max Spaniel: DINOSAUR HUNT was a 2010 Maryland Blue Crab Beginning Fiction Honor Book.