Saturday, April 28, 2012

Yuck! That's Not a Monster!

Submitted by Ms. Brenda!
Yuck! That's Not a Monster! by Angela McAllister, and illustrated by Alison Edgon, is sure to please kids with its general silliness. Mr. and Mrs. Monster eagerly await the hatching of their three eggs. They breathe stinky hot breath, and screech at them, until one stormy night, the eggs begin to hatch. Out of the first egg climbs a perfectly snarly monster. He has fangs and prickly spikes. He's absolutely frightful! Mr. and Mrs. Monster are pleased. They name him Frightful. The second egg cracks open and out climbs a monster baby with horny spikes and bristly warts. She's perfect! She's absolutely horrid! Her parents name her Horrid. Finally, the third egg begins to shake and crack open. Out pops a soft, pink, sweet little ball of fluff. Well, this certainly is a shock! What are they supposed to do with a sweet little ball of pink fluff? After thinking it over, they decide to keep him. They name him Little Shock. Frightful and Horrid are determined to make Little Shock into a proper monster. They try to teach him to snarl and howl at the moon. They show him how to squash and tromp and trample. Little Shock can't help himself. He is doomed to be a "cutie-pie." One night, the three monsters go into to the woods to do a little scaring. Frightful and Horrid scare a fox and a wild pig. Little Shock plays peek-a-boo with his blanket and a mouse. Frightful and Horrid come upon a hairy hump in the bushes. They let out a ferocious ROAR!!! The hairy hump was really only a part of a BIG, HAIRY MONSTER! Frightful and Horrid are terrified! Little Shock is picked up by the big hairy monster, and just when the worst could happen, Little Shock gives him a kiss, right on the cheek. "YUCK! HELP!" cries the big hairy monster, "It's adorable!" The big hairy monster runs home to his mommy. Frightful and Horrid find out that being cute can be useful after all. See this book listed in our catalog

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