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The Essential Worldwide Monster Guide

Illustrated by David Small

Dear Traveler:

Say you're sailing in the south,

Or hiking in the east.

Your holiday's delightful --

Till you meet a pesky beast.

What now?

Should you ignore it?

Offer presents?

Run and hide?

Don't make a costly blunder --

Take our handy monster guide!

Linda Ashman is the author of a number of picture books, including The Essential Worldwide Monster Guide, illustrated by David Small; Babies on the Go, illustrated by Jane Dyer; and Sailing off to Sleep, illustrated by Susan Winter. She and her family live in Denver, Colorado.

Photo Credit:

David Small is the Caldecott Award–winning illustrator of So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George. He also received Caldecott Honors for The Gardener by Sarah Stewart and One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo. He’s illustrated dozens of other award-winning books, including That Book Woman by Heather Henson and The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, and lives in Michigan with his wife, Sarah Stewart.

  • Beehive Award Master List (UT)
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List
  • Gate City Book Award Nominee (NH)

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