cover image Creature Carnival

Creature Carnival

Marilyn Singer. Hyperion Books, $15.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-7868-1877-8

A devilish collection of rhymes, Creature Carnival by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Gris Grimly, the pair behind Monster Museum, leads readers through a festival of mythological proportions, with attractions such as the Sphinx (""If she's lyin'/ like a lion/ but she's acting/ like a minx,/ She's a sphinx"") and Godzilla (""Fateful day,/ Atomic ray./ Dino mutation,/ Terrified nation""). Singer's irreverent poems once again inspire Grisly's signature brand of fiendishly macabre illustrations. (Apr.)