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Monster boogie / Laurie Berkner ; illustrated by Ben Clanton.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2018]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
Presents a simple song about monsters and how they like to dance.
Audience/Reading Level:
Interest age level: 4-8.
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BER Book Easy Collection

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Laurie Berkner, "the queen of children's music" ( People ), pairs the lyrics of her infectious hit song with Ben Clanton's whimsical illustrations in this groovy and adorable picture book--a must-have for fans of Laurie, dancing, and all things monstrous!

I'm the biggest monster
that you've ever seen!
My eyes are purple
and my teeth are green.
I'm big and I'm scary,
you know what I mean?
And this is what I like to do...

Boogie away those bedtime fears and embrace your inner monster with Monster Boogie , based on Laurie Berkner's irresistibly fun song and featuring lively, playful artwork by Ben Clanton!

I do the monster boogie.
So can you!

Author Notes

Recognized as "the queen of children's music" ( People ), Laurie Berkner is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, author, and founder of Two Tomatoes Records. She has released twelve bestselling, award-winning albums, was the first recording artist ever to perform in music videos on Nick Jr., and appeared regularly on the network's Jack's Big Music Show . Laurie helped develop the short-form animated series, Sing It, Laurie!, on the twenty-four-hour preschool television channel Sprout, and has written music and lyrics for three Off-Broadway children's musicals. A project close to her heart has been designing the curriculum and training teachers for Laurie Berkner's The Music in Me , an early childhood music program based on her music and classroom philosophy. Learn more at

Ben Clanton is an author and illustrator whose books include It Came in the Mail , Something Extraordinary , Rex Wrecks It! , Mo's Mustache , The Table Sets Itself , Vote for Me! , and Rot, the Cutest in the World . He lives with his wife and son in Seattle, Washington. Learn more at

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Like a cheery preschool version of the Halloween classic "Monster Mash," children's music star Berkner's snappy tune-turned-picture-book features not-so-scary monsters cutting a rug. When "the biggest monster that you've ever seen!" shows up in two sleeping kids' bedroom, one sibling is all smiles, while the other keeps a wide-eyed distance as their purple-eyed visitor clicks on the boom box and confesses he likes to "do the monster boogie... round the room!... So can you!" By the time the monster breaks into a second round-"monster wiggle" moves-both kids are joyfully bebopping with their unexpected guest and a few of his monstrous friends. Clanton (the Narwhal and Jelly series) opens the action in an inky dark bedroom, then creates a true party atmosphere with a popping fresh palette. Thick black outlines delineate his figures, who are further distinguished by their big, bright eyes-with some characters sporting more than two. This romp offers sunny before-bed silliness and may also just help allay nighttime monster fears. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Jill Grinberg, Jill Grinberg Literary Management. Illustrator's agent: Marietta Zacker, Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.