Thursday, October 31, 2013

Upir and the Monster Gang by Sharron and Raymond Thornton- The PERFECT Halloween Book

Coming from a long line of highly respected vampires, Upir knew that going to Neewollah, the Monster Mausoleum, would help him live up to his family’s reputation, but he never anticipated the terrifying turn his stay there would take. Upon entering, Upir befriends several strange creatures and their nights soon become treacherous when they have to dodge flying skulls whose hollow eye sockets shimmer with bright blue lights, avoid huge plants with tongue-like tentacles that devour young monsters, and run from a mad scientist who loves to use the monster students in his experiments. Most of all, they try to stay away from Muriel, an ill-tempered, nasty gorgon girl with slithering snakes for hair. She is the leader of three cantankerous monsters that follow her every command. Her group is bent on destroying Upir and his gang.

Without warning the young monsters find themselves entangled in a plot to destroy the Monster race. Will they escape the clutches of this horrifying villain and alert the Monster world, or will they become his loyal soldiers?

Happy Halloween!!  This is the perfect book to review for Halloween today.  I really wanted to have a fun book to share with you that was in the spirit of Halloween.  I hope you will check it out and love it as much as I do!

This is a 60 page illustrated novel.  I would put the target reading group as middle grade although it was a fun read for me and I suspect this would be an awesome book to read aloud with younger children.  There are so many fun and scary characters!

As much as I love the story in this book, it is the illustrations that really captured my interest and my appreciation.  Seriously, I love the pictures.  What a fun way to make this story come to life.  They are amazing.  As soon as I started reading this book I knew that my husband would love all these pictures too.  I started to show him the first few and he wanted to see them all.  He loves the artist's style.  I do too.  :)  My favorite picture was the one of the classroom.  We get a bird's eye view, looking down and it is such a fun picture with so much personality.  I wish I could share pictures of the book with you but I can't.  What I can do is send you over to the book website though.  There are some fun links there where you can see many of the illustrations, meet the characters and other fun things. This book has not been released yet but I sure hope the author/illustrator are able to make that happen soon!

Here is the book trailer!

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