Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters by Jane Yolen

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Beloved author Jane Yolen scares up a new rhyming read-aloud about the snarfing, growling, snoring way that monsters go to bed.

Creep, gurgle, crawl, tumble! Meet two young monsters who are far from scary - they’re too busy having fun. They go to school, play outside with their friends, and eat after-school snacks. But they also have a bedtime, whether or not they’re ready for it! Young children and parents alike will find much to identify with as they follow these lovable little monsters getting ready for bed. With wildly colorful illustrations full of whimsy and warmth, Kelly Murphy brings Jane Yolen’s gently rhyming tale to rambunctious life.
 

About Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen is the author of more than 300 books for children and young adults, including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon and the New York Times best-selling How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? With Candlewick, she is the editor of three collections of poems for children: Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems; Here’s a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry; and This Little Piggy: Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games, and Pantomime Rhymes. She divides her time between Massachusetts and Scotland. Kelly Murphy is the illustrator of Loony Little: An Environmental Tale. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
 
Published July 12, 2011 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Yolen describes it all in rhyme with spare sentences and phrases: “Monsters creep, / Monsters crawl // Over the meadow / And up the wall.” Murphy chooses a muted palette to illustrate the motley bunch of innocuous creatures sporting a horn or two, various numbers of eyes, an occasional tail or tu...

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Each poem (and photograph) is a careful observation of its subject, whether a graceful butterfly (“A tutu-clad dancer,/ I move with lightness”) or a tick (“The tick is mostly mouth,/ and if he lands on you/ he’ll try to suck your blood,/ ’cause that’s what all ticks do”).

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Brandishing four eyes, two horns, tentacles, stripes or slug-like bodies, the adorably ugly monsters engage in rambunctious playground activities to the tune of a rhymed lullaby ("Monsters run,/ Monsters stumble,/ Monsters hip-hop,/ Monsters tumble"), before the story focuses on two horned, pint-...

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City Book Review

A charming little storybook, Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters is pretty low on plot — monsters leave school, get home, eat dinner, wash up, and go to bed — but it’s heavy on the adorableness.

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Deseret News

These delightfully creepy books will help children be ready for spooks and candy corn.

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Portland Book Review

Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters: A Lullaby follows two little monsters through their busy day.

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