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Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Babies on the Go by Linda Ashman
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Bandits of the Trace by Albert E. Cowdrey
The Book That Eats People by John Perry and Mark Fearing
Buffalo Before Breakfast (Magic Tree House #18) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Clue of the Tapping Heels by Carolyn Keene
Coraline by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
Crogan's Vengeance by Chris Schweizer
Do Not Open This Book! by Michaela Muntean
Dragon's Teeth by Alex Irvine
Keys to the City by Joel Kostman
Guy Time by Sarah Weeks
Immaculate Deception by Courtney J. Webb
Is There a Monster Over There? by Sally O Lee
Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty
Letters to Rosy by C. Ellene Bartlett
The Man Who Lost His Head by Claire Huchet Bishop
Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3) by Mary Pope Osborne
My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath
Out of Time by John Marsden
Promotion Denied by Joseph W. Hoffler
Scary Party by Sue Hendra
Scat by Carl Hiaasen
The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis
Shadows on the Walls of the Cave by Kate Wilhelm
Shriek: An Afterword by Jeff VanderMeer
Swim to Me by Betsy Carter
Tigers at Twilight (Magic Tree House #19) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Travesties by Giselle Renarde
War, Women and the News by Catherine Gourley
The Wing on a Flea by Ed Emberley

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Comments for Jeremy Draws a Monster

Jeremy Draws a Monster cover art (Link goes to Powells)Jeremy Draws a Monster: 04/15/10

For as long as Sean has been drawing, he has been drawing monsters. Sure, he draws other subjects too, but monsters are his favorite creative pass-time. So when I saw Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty among the Cybils nominees, I had to check out a copy for my son to read.

As the title says, Jeremy draws a monster. In fact Jeremy spends most of his time alone in his room drawing like Chloe does in "Fear Her" (Doctor Who, Tenth Doctor, Season 2, episode 11). And like Chloe, his drawings start to come alive. It starts with the monster and progresses as the monster makes demands of Jeremy.

Besides reminding me of Chloe, Jeremy reminds me of Treehorn who has magical adventures right under the nose of his unobservant parents. Fortunately there's a happy ending for Jeremey.

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Comment #1: Monday, April, 26, 2010 at 22:32:25

The1stdaughter

I am terribly sorry it's taken me so long to comment...needless to say I've been insane recently!

Anywho...I absolutely adore the entire idea of this book. The illustrations are so beautiful and I actually really love the story line. My only problem is that I think my son may not be into monsters quite yet, as he didn't like it quite as much as I did. Hopefully in a few years! :o) Fantastic review!



Comment #2: Friday, April 30, 2010 at 22:04:23

Pussreboots

I understand completely. I am behind in approving and replying to comments.

My son loved the book because it combines two things he passionate about: drawing and monsters.



Comment #3: Saturday, May, 1, 2010 at 01:22:47

Pam van Hylckama Vlieg

Sounds perfect for Addie.



Comment #4: Friday, April 30, 2010 at 22:24:12

Pussreboots

If Addie likes art and monsters, then it's perfect.