Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters

Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters Cover

Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters

By Jane Yolen; Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763657277, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

Description
Those little monsters are back and on the move Jane Yolen takes her rhymes to the playground, aided by Kelly Murphy's exuberant illustrations.
Stretching, twirling, tumbling, jumping Welcome to a playground teeming with monsters, bristling with energy, and scaring up ways to have fun. Monsters swing and slide and piggyback ride. Monsters run three-legged races and fall on their faces. Monsters eat monster-sicles and vie for the fountain ("Gulp...Grrrr...Grumble...Growl...All better now "). In this high-octane sequel to Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters, wild and whimsical artwork revs up a read-aloud text that will have little listeners jumping up to join the action.


About the Author
Jane has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She sets the highest standard for the industry, not only in the meaningful body of work she has created, but also in her support of fellow authors and artists. Her books range from the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs series to the Caldecott winning Owl Moon to popular novels such as The Devil s Arithmetic, Snow in Summer, and The Young Merlin Trilogy, to award-winning books of poetry such as Grumbles from the Forest, and A Mirror to Nature. In all, she has written over 335 books (she s lost count), won numerous awards (one even set her good coat on fire), and has been given six honorary doctorates in literature. For more information, please visit www.janeyolen.com.

Kelly Murphy grew up surrounded by swamps and marshes that she explored with her six other siblings in southern New England. If you'd like to see more of Kelly's work, please visit www.kelmurphy.com