Young readers and listeners may be surprised that poetry can be about monsters ogres, and other scary creatures. Here are a few of the most popular books of “monster” poetry, some hilarious and some scary—so beware.
The list begins:
Ashman, Linda. 2003. The Essential Worldwide Monster Guide. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Ciardi, John. 1966. The Monster Den; or, Look What Happened at My House --and to It. Philadelphia: Lippincott. 1991. Reprinted: Honesdale, PA: Wordsong.
Dahl, Roald. 2002. Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes. New York: Knopf.
Florian, Douglas. 1993. Monster Motel: Poems and Paintings. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace.
Foster, John. Ed. 2002. Monster Poems. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
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