Valensteins (Board book)
Bloomsbury Children's Books, 9781681198941, 30pp.
Publication Date: December 18, 2018
The Fright Club members are back in this fun twist on Valentine's Day from Geisel winner Ethan Long!
* "Utter perfection." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The members of Fright Club are always ready to scare, but tonight Fran K. Stein has something else on his mind. He's busy making something, and the other monsters want to know what it is.
Could it be a mask with fangs? A big pink nose? Or maybe a paper butt? No . . . it's a Valentine!
That means one thing . . . EEEEK!! Is Fran in love? What could be scarier than falling in love?!?
In this hilariously spooky story by Geisel Award-winning author and illustrator Ethan Long, even the scariest of monsters have true feelings.
About the Author
Ethan Long is the Geisel Award-winning author and illustrator of Up, Tall and High!, as well as many other picture books, including Fright Club, Scribbles and Ink, and Chamelia and the New Kid in Class. He also created Tasty Time with ZeFronk on the Disney Channel. Ethan lives in Orlando, Florida.
Praise For Valensteins…
“Long's sense of comic timing is utter perfection. . . . Hysterically plays on kids' stereotyped notions of love.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Lots of laughs to be found in Long's twilit cartoons and the banter among the characters.” —Publishers Weekly
“With perfect insight into a child's view of romance, this humorous book will undoubtedly resonate with young and old. A brilliant combination of scary Halloween creatures and Valentine's Day sweetness.” —School Library Journal
“Long's dark, ghostly palette sets an appropriately eerie mood, and he has a lot of fun with the cuddly animals' reign of terror. . . Don't worry about what goes bump in the night, Long seems to suggest--daylight can be plenty scary, too.” —Publishers Weekly on FRIGHT CLUB
“Long delivers an original story full of droll humor while also introducing the concept of questioning stereotypes and rules. . . Long ably proves that 'when it comes to scaring, the more the merrier.'” —Kirkus Reviews on FRIGHT CLUB
“Silly but entertaining.” —School Library Journal on FRIGHT CLUB
“It's a funny Halloween concept that delivers.” —The Horn Book on FRIGHT CLUB
“The lighthearted tone makes this Halloween tale a perfect pick for younger children. Monster names such as Virginia Wolf and Mumford N. Suns will entertain the adults as well.” —Booklist on FRIGHT CLUB