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Monster Motel: 09/12/10
I checked out Monster Motel by Douglas Florian thinking my son would enjoy it. It's a poetry book featuring monsters, ghosts and other creepy crawlies. My son though, wanted no part of the book.
The poems are cute but not especially memorable. The monsters aren't very scary and the emphasis seems to be on humor. For me the humor didn't hit the mark.
Comment #1: Monday, September, 13, 2010 at 06:39:19
Don't you hate it when that happens?
I bought Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl for my son a couple of years back, thinking he'd like it.
And he was bored to tears by it. Didn't make it past the second chapter.
Oh well... I read it last year instead.
Wasn't bad. Didn't have any poems though. Just a few monsters and a 12 year old prat!
Comment #2: Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 20:03:36
It was a library book so it's not like I was out any money or missed an opportunity on a gift.
I agree with your assessment of Artemis Fowl and the next ones in the series aren't any better.