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The Adventures of the Hotsy Totsy by Clive Cussler
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
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As Long as He Needs Me by Mary Verdick
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Bone: Rock Jaw by Jeff Smith
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Celestine, Drama Queen by Penny Ives
Elena's Serenade by Campbell Geeslin
Gentleman Takes a Chance by Sarah A. Hoyt
Ghosts Doing the Orange Dance by Paul Park
Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
Halloween Town by Lucius Shepard
Iris by Nancy Springer
Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo
Kiss My Math by Danica McKelar
The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King
The Last Ember by Daniel Levin
The Magic Gourd by Baba Wagué Diakité
Monster Motel by Douglas Florian
Mr. Darcy Vampyre by Amanda Grange
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
The Princess Test by Gail Carson Levine
Queen of Candesce by Karl Schroeder
The Revolutionary Paul Revere by Joel Miller
The Talking Baby by Jeremy and Karina Sweet
Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27) by Mary Pope Osborne
Treehorn's Wish by Florence Parry Heide

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3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Monster Motel

Monster Motel: 09/12/10

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)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.

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Comment #1: Monday, September, 13, 2010 at 06:39:19

Amanda

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.