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Jeepers creepers : a monstrous ABC
Leuck, Laura.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Twenty-six monsters go to school and learn their letters as each one's name starts with another letter of the alphabet.
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PIC BK Juvenile Fiction A-B-C- 1-2-3 Books
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Picture Books
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction A-B-C- 1-2-3 Books

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Follow twenty-six monsters from A to Z playing in the sandbox, drawing pictures, jumping rope and learning their ABCs. The hilarious characters, colorful illustrations and surprise ending make this a lively way for anyone to learn the alphabet.

Author Notes

Laura Leuck is the author of several books for children. Ms. Leuck lives in New Jersey with her husband, their two sons, and their dog.

David Parkins's illustrations have appeared in magazines, comics, school textbooks, The London Times and books of all kinds. Mr. Parkins lives in England with his wife and their seven-year-old daughter.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In Jeepers Creepers: A Monstrous ABC by Laura Leuck, illus. by David Parkins, 26 monsters, from unlovely Ann the alligator to Zelda (who's "tall and getting taller") introduce the alphabet. They all gather at the end to look at the book their teacher is reading, where they spot a really freaky-looking character-you! (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-This book features 26 odd and goofy monsters acting like preschoolers-jumping rope, playing in the sandbox, having a snack, etc. The creatures come in various shapes, colors, and sizes, and have strange snouts and googly eyes. Bold and dynamic, Parkins's acrylic-and-alkyd paintings appear on spreads with lots of white space. Although the monsters may be gross ("Drew blows beetles from his nose"), they are hardly scary, making this an enjoyable concept book. Like children, these monsters even learn their ABCs from a book, where they discover the strangest creature of all. "They scramble for a better view./Hey! They're looking right at you!"-Shelley B. Sutherland, Niles Public Library District, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.