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The Little Shop of Monsters by R. L. Stine

The Little Shop of Monsters

by R. L. Stine

Other authors: Marc Brown (Illustrator)

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I liked this book for many reasons. The style of writing is very engaging. For example, there are many rhyming words such as "Pinky" and "Stinky" to describe the monsters (Page 8). Also the illustrations are very detailed. All of the monsters drawn in the book have unique features, such as spikes, multiple legs, big eyes, and long hair. Each monster is a different color. This book does not include a main idea. Its purpose is for entertainment only. ( )
  Rwatts3 | Feb 28, 2017 |
Two children visit the Little Shop of Monsters, the very best store in which to obtain a monstrous companion, in this entertaining picture-book, which blends the humorous, the gross and the spooky to great effect. Viewing a wide assortment of creatures, from Stinky and Smelly, two of the most odorous residents of the shop, to Yucky and Mucky, twins who are so gooey and slimy that they stick together, the children only learn at the end of their tour that they don't get to choose a monster, a monster will choose them. Fortunately they escape just in time... or do they?

From the pen of R.L. Stine, the prolific writer of the best-selling middle-grade Goosebumps horror series, and the pencils and paint-cans of Marc Brown, creator of the popular Arthur series, comes this monstrous picture-book adventure. Children who enjoy a bit of a scare - but not too much! - will appreciate The Little Shop of Monsters, and will find the creatures profiled within its pages simultaneously appealing and repugnant. Although not specifically Halloween-themed, I first saw this title on a Halloween display, and think it would make an excellent selection for that season. Of course, for monster-loving kids it would make a good selection at any time. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jan 20, 2017 |
I love love love this book. This is the first picture book R.L. Stine has created with Marc Brown and its absolutely brilliant. I love the illustrations which really go along with the text. As you read the pictures bring it all to life. I also enjoy the way the author is almost talking to you. In the beginning it starts off with, "Pssst, Hey you, Are you afraid of monsters.." and then it continues on. I love when authors get the readers involved so this book will be an excellent read aloud which is exactly why I also love it. ( )
  dvazqu2 | Oct 15, 2015 |
THE LITTLE SHOP OF MONSTERS by R. L. Stine and Marc Brown is a picture book with just the right balance of giggles, gross outs, and evil grins to please most monster book fans.

Written for ages 4-8, this silly-scary book actively engages readers. Potential monster buyers are asked to guess the name of a creature or what it eats. The author use rhymes and visual clues to keep readers thinking.

These two popular children’s authors make a great team. R.L. Stine’s creepy creatures are beautifully illustrated by Marc Brown. The gross visuals and goofy jokes are just right for the primary grade audience. The quick scare at the end will keep readers coming back for more.

Librarians will have fun with the variety of creatures displayed at the Little Shop of Monsters. Involve the art teacher in creating your own library-front window display of student-produced monsters. Then, get students to write stories to go with the creatures. This is also a great opportunity to bring out your creature puppets and other monster books. Pair this picture book with the beginning chapter books from the Magical Animal Adoption Agency by Kallie George.

To learn more about R.L. Stine, go to http://rlstine.com/ .
To learn more about Marc Brown, go to http://marcbrownstudios.com/.

Published by Little, Brown Kids, an imprint of Hachette Book Group on August 25, 2015. ( )
  eduscapes | Aug 22, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316369837, Hardcover)

A frighteningly fun picture book adventure from two monstrously talented children's book icons! Are you are afraid of monsters? Do they make you shiver and shake and shut your eyes really tight at night? Welcome to the Little Shop of Monsters! Do you want a SNEEZER? A TICKLER? Or one of the CREEPIEST monsters of all? Come on in and choose your favorite, if you dare (before one of them chooses YOU!). Renowned children's book creators Marc Brown and RL Stine join forces for the first time - in Stine's picture book debut - with a tale that is monstrously good fun. With a narrative voice reminiscent of The Monster at the End of this Book, but with Stine's signature spooky charm and Brown's wildly imaginative illustrations, this is sure to be a new Halloween favorite.

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An illustrated, interactive story with a narrator who invites the reader to meet a vast array of pet monsters, such as the Yucky Mucky twins, and choose one to take home.

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