Ten Creepy Monsters

Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis. Abrams, $14.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4197-0433-8
Armstrong-Ellis stages a light Halloween countdown starring 10 monsters who leave the story one at a time: “Ten creepy monsters met ’neath a gnarled pine./ One blew away, and then there were nine.” The motley group includes a vampire resembling Bela Lugosi’s Dracula, a zombie that loses its foot, and an aquatic monster that falls in love with a human in a rowboat. Generously detailed acrylics provide a touch of nefarious charm, while a tender surprise ending should gratify trick-or-treaters. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 07/30/2012
Release date: 10/01/2012
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