A tactile, touch-and-feel book all about monsters!
I See a Monster!
Author: Laurie Young
Publisher: Intervisual/Piggy Toes
Monsters with skins of different textures play hide-and-seek.
Author: Barney Saltzberg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A touch and feel book introducing words which name textures associated with various animals such as scratchy cat, velvety cow, and rubbery fish.
Presents textured pictures of seasonal items typical of autumn and Thanksgiving, along with the word for each item. On board pages.
On the bicentennial of Frankenstein, join Mary Shelley on the night she created the most frightening monster the world has ever seen. On a stormy night two hundred years ago, a young woman sat in a dark house and dreamed of her life as a writer. She longed to follow the path her own mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, had started down, but young Mary Shelley had yet to be inspired. As the night wore on, Mary grew more anxious. The next day was the deadline that her friend, the poet Lord Byron, had set for writing the best ghost story. After much talk of science and the secrets of life, Mary had gone to bed exhausted and frustrated that nothing she could think of was scary enough. But as she drifted off to sleep, she dreamed of a man that was not a man. He was a monster. This fascinating story gives readers insight into the tale behind one of the world's most celebrated novels and the creation of an indelible figure that is recognizable to readers of all ages. "Eye-catching artwork and engaging storytelling give this biography of a fascinating woman even more appeal."--Booklist
"Ladies and gentletrucks! Get ready to touch and feel the rough roads and safety cones of Axle City with Blaze and the monster machines!"--Page  of cover.
A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: Candlewick Press
NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting-- he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.
Annie's new backpack comes with pink and blue flower decorations, a zipper, and a mischievous monster who manages to get her into all sorts of trouble at school. By the illustrator of Not Norman: A Goldfish Story.
With fun pictures about the hot Summer holiday season, this is an engaging book to share with babies and toddlers. There pictures of cold ice-cream, the hot sun, the sandy beach and more to look at, and the pages have different touch-and-feel textures, which little fingers will love to explore.
The Monster Under the Shed
Author: Random House
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
After James tells a scary story, Thomas the tank engine imagines there is a horrible, engine-eating monster coming after him, in a tale that shows how your imagination can blow things way out of proportion. Original.
What Makes a Monster?
Author: Jess Keating
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
"An informative introduction to nature's scariest creatures, exploring why some animals are considered 'monsters.'"--
Jeremy Draws a Monster
Author: Peter McCarty
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Alone in his room, Jeremy draws a monster. But then the monster wants lunch! As his creation takes over, Jeremy begins to wonder how he will ever get rid of the monstrous nuisance. He entertains his unwanted guest all day, but enough is enough. Jeremy finally draws him a bus ticket out of town! With a sure artistic touch and more than a dose of humor, Peter McCarty cleverly blurs the line between his own drawings and Jeremy's, and in doing so subtly questions the line between reality and imagination.
Don’t Push the Button!
Author: Bill Cotter
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
There's only one rule in Larry's book: don't push the button. (Seriously, don't even think about it!) Even if it does look kind of nice, you must never push the button. Who knows what would happen? Okay, quick. No one is looking... push the button. Uh, oh.
Full of fun pictures which celebrate the arrival of the magical winter season, this is an engaging book to share with babies and toddlers. There are pictures of a jolly snowman, sparkling snowflake, a winter forest and more to look at, and the pages have different touch-and-feel textures, which little fingers will love to explore.
Don't Touch This Book!
Author: Bill Cotter
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Larry the lovable monster from Don't Push the Button! is back with another hilarious, interactive adventure! I know what you're thinking: this is a pretty cool-looking book. But... DON'T TOUCH THIS BOOK! (Don't even try it, bub.) Okay, okay. You can touch, but you can only use ONE finger. Whoa. How'd you do that? Larry is a loveable monster, but he has trouble sharing. It's up to you to show him how it's done!