I bought this book based on a mention on Poetry Friday and it has been a huge hit with my two monsters (boys, 7 & 11). The rhymes are a joy to read aloud — the language is simultaneously funny and sophisticated:
“Scientific discipline insists I should stay leery
and not assume the truth is found
when what in truth is theory.”
What really makes the book though, is the complexity and variety of the illustrations: the fold-out letters, the maps, the visual humor. Each spread is unique and rich in detail.
This book is a must if you have elementary-aged kids who love monsters.