Monster Mischief by Pamela JaneMonster Mischief
Written by Pamela Jane
Illustrated by Vera Rosenberry
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1481425358, print-on-demand
Ages 3-7
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It’s Halloween and five monsters are brewing a savory Halloween stew. Each monster adds something special to the mixture-a juicy frog, a bat, a hairy spider. But when the littlest monster gets too curious and tips over the pot, the stew runs away! Little Moe is inconsolable (and very hungry) until a knock on the door brings an unexpected guest -and a big Halloween surprise.

“Written in bouncy rhyme with glowing watercolors, this tale will capture the hearts of all who love the magic and mystery of Halloween.”–Children’s Literature
Illustration from Monster Mischief by Pamela Jane
“Yum! Spotted frog, hairy spider, lizard, bat…in this cute holiday rhyming story, four monsters gleefully contribute these morsels-still alive, by the way, and squirming in their garbage-can cooking pot-to what they expect will be a grand and festive treat…Jane’s rhymes flow and the tale will appeal at holiday story times…Rosenberry’s colorful goofy monsters are the most expressive. Yum.” — Kirkus Reviews

“The brief rhyming text has an appealing rhythm and offers opportunities for counting…delightful watercolor illustrations will capture children; the wonderfully imagined, lovable monsters spring from the page. A good choice for a not-too-spooky Halloween read-aloud” — Booklist

“Jane’s text is composed of rhythmic rhyming couplets…little listeners will shout with glee. Rosenberry’s watercolors…are more funny than frightening. This is a solid addition to Halloween story times that ought to hit the spot with preschoolers.” — The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books