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The Monster Mall and other spooky poems

All aboard poetry reader

All aboard poetry reader.
Title:
The Monster Mall and other spooky poems
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New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 2004.
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47 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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All aboard poetry reader

All aboard poetry reader.
Abstract:
Collects poems that feature a visit to a mall for monsters and its correspondingly named franchises, a hungry skeleton, a monster made of food, a baby who surprises his parents when the moon is full, and a ghost frightened of today's
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Young readers can tickle their funny bones with skeletons, monsters, and a whole slew of silly characters with these fun poems. Black-and-white illustrations set the tone for this kooky celebration of all things spooky.


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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Five stories in rhyme, ranging in length from 4 to 12 pages. In the title selection, a group of young ghouls spends the day "monster-watching" and eating at the mall. Other selections feature a hungry skeleton that just can't seem to keep a meal down, a Frankenstein monster made from various foods, two new parents who give birth to a "werebaby," and a ghost who is frightened by modern kids and their high-tech gadgets. Black-and-white cartoons accompany the poems. The macabre humor and clever wordplay will appeal to beginning readers. Use this slight offering to supplement collections of Halloween poems, such as Bobbi Katz's Ghosts and Goose Bumps (Random, 1991) and Jack Prelutsky's It's Halloween (HarperCollins, 1996).-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.