cover image Many Marvelous Monsters

Many Marvelous Monsters

Ed Heck, Penguin/Price Stern Sloan, $5.99 (16p) ISBN 978-0-8431-9955-0

Alliterative text introduces performers in a monster talent show. So while "Marvin the Magnificent magically makes many multicolored mice move," in another act, "Blue Betty the batty beast bravely balances her beautiful umbrellas." In the end, readers can decide who they think was the show-stopping monster. The comedic cartoon images (these monsters sit squarely in the cute category) make this tongue-twisting romp all the more entertaining. Ages 3–up. (Aug)