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Mrs. Muffly's Monster: 12/01/09
Mrs. Muffly's Monster I originally checked out for Harriet because the monster looks a lot like a blue cat with funny stripes and a prehensile tail. I thought Sean might like it too since it's about a monster. What I didn't expect was a perfect combination of two of Sean's passions in life: baking and monsters!
The unseen narrator, a neighbor presumably, has been watching Mrs. Muffly. Every day she buys some huge amount of food: dozens of eggs, pounds of flour, gallons of milk. The neighbor jumps to the conclusion that these vast amounts of food are for Mrs. Muffly's monster. The colorful somewhat primitive illustrations show what the neighbor imagines the monster doing with the food in question.
What the neighbor doesn't suspect is that Mrs. Muffly and her monster (yes, he's real) like to bake. They've been working on a beautiful (and huge) cake for a bake-off. Included in the back of the book is a normally proportioned cake recipe for any other monstrologist bakers to try.