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The Monsterator

The Monsterator

Keith Graves

Roaring Brook Press



When he entered a dusty costume store,

one that he hadn't seen before

He got what he'd bargained for . . . and more.

Enter the Monsterator if you dare.

Put a coin in the slot . . . but beware!

Join Master Edgar Dreadbury as he discovers the Monsterator, a machine that changes people into monsters in this spooky Halloween adventure from Keith Graves.

A Neal Porter Book

Praise for The Monsterator

“Kids will likely have a ball monsterating Edgar themselves.” —Booklist

“A five-creature partitioned flipbook creatively extends the humorous tale so readers can "monsterate" Edgar themselves” —The Horn Book

“In this fiendishly fun novelty book, Master Edgar Dreadbury is suitably bored by typical Halloween attire and chooses to bypass his usual costume store the The Monster Shop . . . The true pleasure and surprise of this book are the final pages that serve as a flip toy, allowing youngsters to "monsterate" Edgar themselves.” —School Library Journal

“*Graves dares here to explore a child's dark side, and the result is a refreshingly original yet wondrously creepy tale . . . A true monstrous success.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“Despite the gray fog that hovers over everything, Graves's acrylic paintings are funnier than they are scary, full of guaranteed child-pleasers like Edgar chowing down on spaghetti and meatballs out of a dog dish.” —Publishers Weekly


Reviews from Goodreads

Keith Graves

Tragically, Keith Graves was monsterated as a child growing up in New Orleans. He was never the same afterward. Legend has it that the hideous author now lurks in the dark forests outside Austin, Texas, along with his beastly wife and toothy twin cubs.

Roaring Brook Press

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