Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ghost Writer

While many people relate life experiences to the always appropriate Friends episodes, my sister and I share our own code of reference: children's books. In fact, there's hardly a circumstance where we don't allude to The Zoopie Zats, The Ice Cream Cone Coot, Miss Suzy, or Owl at Home.

Since it's that time of year when ghosts 'n goblins make their annual debut, Sis and I are giving our old standbys a break and turning to more relevant material, The Monsterologist. Her newfound favorite delves into the scientific study of both well-known monsters [Loch Ness, Count Dracula, Frankenstein anyone?] and evolving species—basically a 101 of beastly psychology to understand the hows and whys of monster behavior. And even better? This bone-chilling collaboration between Bobbi Katz and Adam McCauley is perfectly suited for ghouls of all ages. The rhythmic reading will hypnotize tiny tots and the more mature will stay glued to the interactive pages and enchanting illustrations made from gold foil and devilish die-cuts. It's the ultimate brew for Halloween...and beyond.

7 comments:

J said...

I love the illustrations!

barchbo said...

The Ice Cream Cone Coot is one of the best children's books ever! That, and Never Tease a Weasel are commonly referenced between me and my sister!

Hope all is solid and unshaking in your corner of Asia!

Christina said...

I absolutely love this. I want one of my own.

Her name was Lola said...

Ooh, those stamps are the coolest! I want!

Cheers.

you are the light of the world said...

hi,
stamps are nice and your blog looks cool.

snoble24 said...

this book sounds like it be something i would read

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I love this book and the secret language--monster behavior perfect for describing annoying people, so great!