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Monster Academy : where do little monsters go to school?
2018
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Where do monsters go to school? Monster Academy! And anything can happen when your teacher is Miss Mummy. It's not like any other school, but if you're a little monster, you'll fit right in!

Come along with Principal Frank N. Stein into a bright, energetic classroom where the class pet is a big purple boa constrictor, recess is in a swamp, and class bats help build a Creepy Castle in the Monster Maker's Lab. When Tornado Jo, a new student, roars into class, a storm is brewing. Who could ever guess that her new best friend will be a vampire, and she'll help him find his missing fang?

Award-winning writer Jane Yolen teams up with her daughter, Heidi, to present colorful monster children who have familiar human issues such as making friends and learning to help others. In a final twist, Tornado Jo -- the worst behaved student -- is revealed to be an out-of-control human, not a monster after all. Oh, no! Monsters are more afraid of humans than we are of them! Everybody runs!

Laugh-aloud humor is enhanced by John McKinley's highly imaginative illustrations loaded with fun and hidden jokes tucked into the art. An irresistible romp from start to finish!

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Welcome to Monster Academy, where creatures of all stripes attend. Enter new student Tornado Jo, who spins so fast, she crashes into lunchboxes, knocks down chairs, bumps into classmates, and yells a refrain of NO! NO! NO! During math time, the teacher asks the students to write how many teeth they have lost. Everyone takes a turn but Vic, a little vampire, but before the day is over, his tooth is gone! Tornado Jo, meanwhile, eventually spins so fast, she falls out of her costume revealing a little girl. Though the story is all over the place, this rather riotous book has a good message about accepting others for who they are inside rather than out something the monsters realize when Jo helps find Vic's tooth. McKinley's colorful, flailing art whisks the fun right along.--Rosie Camargo Copyright 2018 Booklist
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