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Title:
Laura Numeroff's 10-step guide to living with your monster
Author:
Numeroff, Laura Joffe.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
10-step guide to living with your monster
Publication Information:
[New York] : Laura Geringer Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
A guide to choosing and caring for your own pet monster, which includes useful information such as "monsters love country western music" and "monsters love to buy gum."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 58255.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780066238227

9780066238234
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Is your monster misbehaving?
Is he eating your favorite shirts?
Is he using your hairbrush to clean his teeth?
Is he annoying your family on car trips?
Never fear those monster mishaps again!

Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans, the world's leading experts on monsters and the mischief they make, have created the ultimate 10-Step Guide to Living With Your Monster.

A portion of the proceeds from Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide To Living With Your Monster will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.


Author Notes

Laura Joffe Numeroff was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 14, 1953. When the time came for her to choose a college, she only applied to Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn for fashion design. She hated everything about it and ended up taking a class in writing and illustrating books for children because it sounded like a great class. She received an assignment to write and illustrate a children's book, and after completing it, made several attempts to get it published. After only 4 rejections, Macmillan bought it. She graduated from college with a degree and a contract for her first book.

Since then she has written over twenty books including If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; What Mommies Do Best, What Daddies Do Best; Laura Numeroff's Ten Step Guide to Living with Your Monster; Phoebe Dexter Has Harriet Peterson's Sniffles; Ponyella; If You Give a Dog a Donut; and It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! She has received numerous awards including the Buckeye Children's Book Award in 1989, the Quill Award for If You Give a Pig a Party in 2006, and the Milner Award in 2007.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Numeroff and Evans provide a carefully and comically outlandish outline to the parameters of monster (aka pet) ownership. To illustrate their advice, they focus on one relationship between a boy and a monster, from the first step the purchase itself at a kind of monster animal shelter ("Do not pick one who grabs you and starts to eat your shirt") to the 10th step, managing tuck-in time ("Counting sheep will make him hungry"). Evans emphasizes the monster's girth with full-bleed pictures of him nearly spilling off the page. Festooned with a host of goofily grotesque features polka-dotted belly, striped tail and nose horn, blue hair the monster, with his bright, happy eyes and avid grin, brings to mind an oversize, eager-to-please dog (children will also gleefully note the monster's fondness for red sneakers and a beanie cap). Numeroff's poker-face prose makes the perfect foil for these visual hijinks. In Step 5, she soberly advises, "Do not play fetch with your monster. Save this for your dog or little brother," while Evans shows the monster running after a ball, then returning to his owner with not only the ball, but the entire tree in which it landed. Ages 3-7. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-This silly picture book lacks the playful segues of Numeroff's "If You " series and the visual charm of Felicia Bond's illustrations. Two-, three-, and four-page "steps" enumerate the dos and don'ts of adopting and caring for an imaginary multicolored playmate. Evans's eager green monster with purple polka dots will make preschoolers giggle. Its puppy kidlike qualities (crying at the doctor's office, dutifully fetching the whole tree rather than the ball lodged in a branch, playing with a ducky in the tub) and the bedtime closing-reading your monster to sleep and kissing him good night-are touching. But with all the excitement of domesticating a monster, you'd think the paintings and prose would be a bit less stiff.-John Sigwald, Unger Memorial Library, Plainview, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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