Come along with Professor LeGrand as he warns readers about the outrageous habits and appalling behavior of thirteen mischievous monsters whom the creature teacher hopes the readers never have to meet
"[Shortsleeve] rounds up a far-out clan of creatures that go bump in the night (and day) in this baker's dozen.... Austin's illustrations have a surreal edginess, both in the style, typified by elongated shapes, skewed angles and contorted shadows, and in the intriguingly irradiated palette.... young readers will likely be entertained."
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"Step aside Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. Mr. Shortsleeve is on his way to being our next children's book star…This wonderful, beautifully illustrated and well-designed book will provide many hours of entertainment for kids, their parents/grandparents, and teachers."
Author’s Note: All monsters portrayed in this book are real. Any resemblance to imaginary monsters, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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KEVIN SHORTSLEEVE, a native of Massachusetts, graduated from Emerson College and is currently employed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 13 Monsters Who Should Be Avoided is his fourth children's book. Shortsleeve lives with his wife in Gainesville, Florida.
MICHAEL AUSTIN, a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, is a creative director in Atlanta. He has illustrated Railroad John and the Red Rock Run, Late for School, 13 Monsters Who Should Be Avoided, and The Horned Toad Prince. Austin lives with his wife in Georgia.