David Wisniewski, Author, David Wisniewski, Illustrator
David Wisniewski, Author, David Wisniewski, Illustrator . ARRAY(0x1fbe208) $4.99 (80p) ISBN 978-0-06-000513-9 ISBN 978-0-06-000515-3
Reviewed on: 09/23/2002
Release date: 09/01/2002

In five stories modeled on creature-feature movies, Wisniewski, working more in the vein of his The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups than his Caldecott-winning Golem, warms up old gags. Pen-and-inks of three movie-going boys imply the intended audience, and so do lowbrow jokes about a castle's "big buttress" and a sherpa named "Duk Pin Bo Ling." A pushy cosmetologist turns a werewolf into a "werewuss," and, in "Attack of the Space Toupees," the wives of exclusively male government officials thwart a UFO plot (the vanquished aliens respond with sinister "space girdles"). Ages 7-up. (Sept.)

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