Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Monster Mash

The Monster Mash
By David Catrow
Orchard Books, 2012. Unpaged picture book. 

In honor of the 50th anniversary of "The Monster Mash," David Catrow has turned Boris Pickett's famous song into a rousing Halloween picture book. Catrow is the perfect illustrator for Pickett's rhythmic, imaginative tune. The story is simple: a mad scientist creates a monster whose sweet dance moves become a graveyard sensation. There are pages galore of non-scary zombies, gargoyles, vampires and more! The colors are spectacular, and the skeleton band's moves are rockin'. This book would be fun for a read (or sing) aloud, but also for independent reading because there is so much to see on every page. Look for some surprise visitors from Catrow's other books tucked in among the monsters.

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