Thelonius Monster and eleventeen other monsters relish his fly pie recipe, a sticky sweet creation composed of prey from a dumpster, a sewer, and a pile of manure. Impeccable rhymes and exuberantly scruffy illustrations produce a delightful read-aloud.
Single-word questions cleverly illustrated with brilliantly colored, die-cut pages create the concept of opposites. Lifting a flap turns the black bat into a white ghost and the sun-filled day into a starlit night.
Nancy adores the color fuchsia, thinks lace socks improve her soccer, and wishes her family understood how to be fancy. But she discovers that plain can be just right, too, in this exuberantly illustrated story about individual differences and familial love.
Twenty six turbo-charged do-gooders display their super powers in alphabetical order (“D is for DANGER MAN. HE DOESN'T HAVE A DOG but he DOES DARING DEEDS EVERY DAY”) on over-sized pages that barely contain the explosive comic book illustrations.
As a little girl and her brother wander home from school past Parisian landmarks in the early twentieth-century, the boy absent-mindedly discards his belongings one by one. Readers search the lively, detailed drawings to uncover his castoffs.
When Dad loses his car keys, little Mary says, "I lose a lot, but I find a few—down the back of the chair." Dad's search uncovers an increasingly extravagant series of objects ending with the one that saves the day: Uncle Bill's will.