Travel Guide for Monsters
Taking your monster on a road trip this summer? Or letting your favorite beast tag along on a family beach vacation? Wherever you and your monster are traveling, Travel Guide for Monsters is full of essential tips to help you both enjoy the sights from coast to coast--and avoid monster-related mishaps.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
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|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Available Formats||Hardcover (9781534110373), PDF (9781534166769), Hosted ebook (9781534166905)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||9 x 11|
Booklist - Travel Guide for Monsters
Page after page of brightly colored illustrations put the monsters on hilarious display, and a map at the book’s end shows all the stops on this outlandish road trip. A must-bring for any family road trips or vacation adventure.
Kirkus Reviews - Travel Guide for Monsters
Buckle up and get ready for a rollicking road trip with merry monsters. This cast of joyful monsters in bright colors with myriad different sizes, shapes, facial features, and appendages is guaranteed to make young readers giggle. In this tour of urban and nature-based tourist attractions, the rhyming west-to-east journey connects U.S. cities, including San Francisco, Hollywood, Nashville, Orlando, and the nation’s capital, with national parks such as the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, the Everglades, and the Cape Cod National Seashore (with one generic amusement park tossed in for good measure). Most destinations merit a double-page spread with scrapbook border and the state name emblazoned across a federal highway marker. Lively illustrations capture a monster’s mischief at every stop. The San Francisco cable car turns one monster slightly green with nausea. Another grinning monster mugs for the camera as the fifth face on Mount Rushmore while a third gets its “15 seconds’ fame” compliments of Wrigley Field’s Kiss Cam. Decked out in sunglasses and floral swim trunks, a daring monster boogie boards over Niagara Fall. But who knew another would get dizzy atop Lady Liberty? In a quiet feminist statement, readers are admonished that “should you meet the president, / assure her he [the monster] won’t bite.” Background illustrations show tourists with a range of skin tones and ages, and the aforementioned president is white.A giggly geography lesson for trip planners and daydreamers.
Author: Lori Degman
Lori Degman believes in dreaming big – just like Norbert! She followed her first dream of being a teacher of Deaf & Hard of Hearing kids; her second dream of being a wife and mother; and her third dream of becoming a published picture book author! She is the award-winning author of 1 Zany Zoo and Cock-a-Doodle Oops! Ms. Degman lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband, two dogs and two grown sons (when they come back to visit).
Illustrator: Dave Szalay
Dave Szalay is an illustrator, teacher, and graphic designer. He lives in Richfield, Ohio, near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
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