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Author: Adam McCauley,Bobbi Katz
ISBN13: 978-1402744174
Title: The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme
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Language: English
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: Sterling; Nov edition (September 1, 2009)
Pages: 50

The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme by Adam McCauley,Bobbi Katz

This book falls into that last category (actually, all three categories, really), for a number of reasons. There follows a dedication page and "A Preliminary Note" from "The Monsterologist", written in rhymed couplets. It's essentially a Preface.

Personal Name: McCauley, Adam, ill. Rubrics: Monsters Juvenile poetry Ghosts Children's poetry, American. 95 Author: Margoshes, Steven.

Adam McCauley has illustrated many books, including Wayside School Is Falling Down by Louis Sachar (HarperTrophy, 1990), Mom and Dad are Palindromes by Mark Shulman (Chronicle Books, 2004), Oh No, Not Ghosts! by Richard Michelson (Harcourt Children’s Books, 2006), and Jon Scieszka’s Time Warp Trio series (Viking Juvenile). This book is a treasure for children ages 6 to 11 and for adults that enjoy word play of the highest form.

The book begins by elucidating exactly what a monsterologis.

Bobbi Katz, Adam McCauley (Illustrator). For several years my friend Bobbi Katz has been winning our heats at poetry salons by reading her "Monsterologist" poems. Now they appear in wonderfully appealing book. And I appear as a PhD in zombie studies.

Look at a secret collection of letters, notes, interviews and files on some of the most infamous mythological and literary creatures. Readers will relish Bobbi Katz's original, irreverent look at monsters both celebrated and unknown and Adam McCauley's dynamic, bold design.

The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme is "ghostwritten" by Bobbi Katz and illustrated by Adam McCauley. The poems are all about various types of monsters and things-that-go-bump: from Dracula and Frankenstein's monster and ghosts to the Loch Ness Monster, Godzilla and (of course) Zombies. Most of the poems are more silly than scary, although there are some more gruesome parts. For instance, in the poem about Grendel, his mom's recipe for Danish Pastry begins: "Take half a dozen dozing Danes. Pull out their brains. The illustrations for this book were created using: lots of paper, spaghetti, twigs, tape, Adam's great grandmother's stamp collection, paint, file folders, rubber stamps, a scanner, old sketchbooks, new sketchbooks, a printer, a ballpoint pen, a Xerox machine, scraperboard, computer programs, clip art, things found on the street, and some string.

Interview with Bobbi Katz Featured title: The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme Created by Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. Books by Bobbi Katz(5) ▲ ▼ Sort by: Number of Resources Book Title Year Published Word Count Reading Level: ATOS® Reading Level: Lexile®. Resources for the Bobbi Katz books below include: 1 Book Guides & Lesson Plans. Total of 32 resources. The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme. by Bobbi Katz and Adam McCauley.

This book is written in rhyme as a fact book on various scary creatures like werewolves, ogres, trolls and Frankenstein's monster. The layout of the book is like that of a memoir or journal, with "articles" and "photos" cut and pasted and interspersed with the writing and the memoir writer's personal illustrations. The monster art is great and dark and the poetry is complex yet readable by a fourth or fifth grader. Meter and structure are tampered with. I think this book may inspire a love of poetry among kids. Could be used as a humorous read aloud and in poetry.

The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme by Bobbi Katz. and not assume the truth is found. when what in truth is theory. What really makes the book though, is the complexity and variety of the illustrations: the fold-out letters, the maps, the visual humor. Each spread is unique and rich in detail

Open this memoir…if you dare! For inside this rare collection of letters, notes, and interviews lie the choicest fruits of the monsterologist’s bone-chilling research. In engaging rhyme, the monster master tells all about Count Dracula (“When you visit Transylvania, be sure to stay with me”); issues a werewolf warning; and dishes on trolls, ghosts, witches, ogres, and myriad mythological and literary creatures!
Reviews: 7
Great little book for introducing my 4 year old to the darker side of mythic concepts. She and I talk a lot about the troll, who doesn't brush its teeth. She also wants me to understand there's a difference between "MOM-mies" and "MUM-mies." We pretend fear every time we turn a page.
I bought this book based on a mention on Poetry Friday and it has been a huge hit with my two monsters (boys, 7 & 11). The rhymes are a joy to read aloud -- the language is simultaneously funny and sophisticated:

"Scientific discipline insists I should stay leery
and not assume the truth is found
when what in truth is theory."

What really makes the book though, is the complexity and variety of the illustrations: the fold-out letters, the maps, the visual humor. Each spread is unique and rich in detail.
I liked the design, the content and the lay out of the book. Kept my interest with interesting information. fun to read..
The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme is not quite what I expected. I'm not sure what I expected, but this oversized 50-page book begins with a poem from the monsterologist assuring the reader

"if monsters are what interest you,
the how and why of what they do,
I know the facts: What's false, what's true,
since I'm a monsterologist."

The subsequent pages feature the monster's reports (in verse of course) about various monsters he's encountered: trolls, golems, Cyclops, ghosts, the yeti, and even the suds-surfing sock-eater. It's a book that is sure to captivate the school-age child's interested in monsters, and perhaps expose him (or her) to some poetry that he might not usually read.
Funny duck
If you have ever wondered how Dr. Frankenstein's monster views his inventor, what the Loch Ness Monster thinks about being the mysterious center of attention, or the whys and wherefores of werewolves, trolls, ogres and other fiends, just ask THE MONSTEROLOGIST, a.k.a., Bobbi Katz. Bobbi has been rewarding children for decades with poetry at once deft and delightful, as witness her latest foray into the world of the woolly and weird. The collection includes, among other gems, a frightfully clever poem by the Verbivore in which the reader is asked to provide that most important of all the parts of speech.
Adam McCauley's illustrations, purportedly fabricated with paper, spaghetti, twigs, as well as "things found on the street," blend devilishly with the poems. Kids who are looking for a book of verse that's strikingly different--and funny!--will have to wait a long time before this imaginative tribute to monsters meets its rival.
I bought the latest Bobbi Katz book for myself! Her previous books are on my shelf to read to the grandchildren but The Monsterologist, A Memior in Rhyme, is a gift to me. Of course, my grandkids love to hear about the kind monster Golem and the Cyclops and Medusa that Ms Katz so effectively describes in rhyme - they especially enjoy (as do I) singing the witches version of 'My Favorite Things'. This book is a treasure for children ages 6 to 11 and for adults that enjoy word play of the highest form. The artwork is interesting and modern and the idea of monsterology as a profession captures the imagination. Overall a great addition to my (and your)library.
Dancing Lion
Great design and fabulous poems combine to make a terrific poetry collection all about monsters. Any kid who loves adventure, monsters, and humor will love this book.
What fun! The Monsterologist has joined a whole bunch of favorite books by Bobbi Katz. Her special brew of witty rhymes and witchy, twitchy imagery is irresistible, and the whimsical ghoulishness of Adam McCauley's illustrations adds perfectly fiendish seasoning. It all adds up to a deliciously diabolical dish - so dig in!