Monsters on Machines (Hardcover)

By Deb Lund, Robert Neubecker (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152053659, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/1/2017)
Prebound (8/1/2017)

List Price: 16.00*
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Meet Stinky Stubb, Dirty Dugg, Gorbert, and Melvina, the craftiest crew of monsters ever to build a house. With hard hats and heavy machinery, these feisty fellas dig, dump, hammer, nail, and—after a surprise lunch of Mama’s special monsteroni and cheese—they even squeeze in time for an afternoon snooze.
          With backhoes, bulldozers, and mud mounds galore, here is a book that young construction enthusiasts will want to dig into over and over again.

About the Author

Deb Lund has written several picture books, including Monsters on Machines. She also rides a unicycle, teaches writing, and loves to visit schools. Deb lives in Greenbank, Washington.Visit her website at

ROBERT NEUBECKER's acclaimed picture books include Wow! School!; Wow! America!; Wow! City!; and Courage of the Blue Boy. He will be publishing his first book with Harcourt in fall 2008, Monsters on Machines by Deb Lund. He lives in Park City, Utah.

Praise For Monsters on Machines

«“Lund’s (Dinosailors) rhyming story, about a team of ghoulish monsters who ride bulldozers and cranes, has just about everything a child could hope for, from fantastical characters to vehicles, from muck and mud to screams and shouts to ‘monsteroni and cheese.’. . . The fun extends to the endpapers, which feature monsters in construction machines.” --Publishers Weekly, starred review

— Publishers Weekly