In a dark, dark house, in a dark, dark wood lurks a creepy, beasty . . . BEAST! But fear not--this beast may not be so beastly after all. The talents of Bill Martin Jr and Steven Kellogg come together for the first time to create a ghoulish story that’s both scary and snug. Cuddle up but beware--you’re in for a big, beasty surprise!
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"In a dark, dark wood there is a dark, dark house..." So begins this tongue-in-cheek rodent tale of intrigue. Four brave and curious mice follow the trail of a big, scary beast, down the dark red stair, into the dark blue cellar, inside the dark green bottle in the dark purple cupboard. Young readers will squeal in delighted fright when the yellow-eyed monster ("A BEAST!") flies out and across the cellar, up the stairs, out of the house, and into the night. The perpetually rhyming, color-obsessed mice follow in hot pursuit. But is the beast really as horrible as it seems?
Two of the best-loved creators of children's books have collaborated on this utterly charming picture book. Using repetition, color progression, and rhymes, Bill Martin, Jr. (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?) and Steven Kellogg (A-Hunting We Will Go!) conjure up a story that will beguile any small reader in search of a thrill. Comical, cartoonish illustrations depict shadowy figures and deep, rich colors, leading up to the spooky surprise ending. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie CoulterAbout the Author:
BILL MARTIN JR is known worldwide for his classic picture books, including Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? He lives in Texas.
STEVEN KELLOGG has illustrated more than a hundred books for children. He lives in Connecticut.
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Book Description Silver Whistle/ Harcourt Brace, 1999. Hard Cover. Book Condition: NEW. Large hardcover, unused copy in excellent condition, no marks or writing. Immediate shipping w/tracking included. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 018184
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX015201683X
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