If you decide to take our advice and check out this book, please be careful. It eats people. First it ate Sammy Ruskin. Then it trashed a pile of books and ate a library security guard before disguising itself as a book about dolphins to get a little girl to take it home with her. Yes…the book ate her too. AND a group of children who found it in a box in an alley! So the police put it in jail, where it ate another prisoner. The book gets sent to the zoo for rehabilitation and they try feeding it all sorts of delicious things, but to no avail. The book CRAVES people!
Stop! You NEED these books!
A fun and beautiful book with a style reminiscent of vintage Halloween decorations, this is a favorite around here. Any alphabet book that has both ‘kraken’ and ‘lycanthrope’ in it is okay by me!
Boris and Bella, the tale of two ghoulishly feuding characters, is hilarious and makes a great read-aloud. Creepy illustrations by the talented Gris Grimly really bring it to life and give it an awesome atmosphere.
The Monsterologist is a collection of rhyming poetry that takes you through the adventures of a monster expert. It’s funny, ingenious, and all around beautiful to look at, just an amazingly designed book.
This is a classic, the book we credit with sending us down the path that led eventually to KinderScares. Absolutely hilarious monster poetry both written and illustrated by the inimitable Adam Rex. Although kids love it, you’ll be laughing hardest while they keep asking “What’s so funny?”. And if you love it as much as we do (you will), there’s a sequel, Frankenstein Takes the Cake.
Please be careful when purchasing this book. It eats people.
Awesomely dark and entertaining, this is one of my all-time favourites. I like to end my read-aloud rendition by chasing the kids around the room screeching and making it try to eat them. You, um, might want to NOT do that. I hear therapy’s expensive.
Last my dears, but far from least, I bring you the piece de resistance. For every mom and dad who has suffered through Goodnight Moon so many times they can recite it by heart, I have the most badass parody in the history of the written word. Yes. Goodnight GOON! Full of monsters and martians and goo, this is the version horror fans everywhere will fall in love with. Mr. Michael Rex – we salute you.
So get out there, parents, and buy your kids a new book today! It won’t hurt, I promise.