Monster Chef

Monster Chef

Book - 2014
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What does an average monster need to prove he can be scary? Just the right ingredients in a recipe for fright!

Marcel was a monster of medium size
With crotchety horns and googly eyes
Like any good monster, he worked every night
Giving the neighbourhood children a fright.

But poor Marcel is simply not scary. In fact, he's hopeless at his job. After he trudges home from work each night, he turns to his true love . . . cooking.

He made earthworm spaghetti and cold cactus pies
With some smelly-sock soup and a cockroach surprise
There were rotten bananas on apple-core cake
And a dollop of sludge on a beetle-shell bake.

One night, when Marcel leaves his lunchbox out, a little kid looks inside . . . and is terrified! So Marcel gives up freelance frightening, and opens a restaurant where he can scare customers with his cooking instead.

Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada Limited, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781443128810
9781443128827
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,26 cm.

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jalees
Nov 09, 2019

im not good

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threebearslibrary
Jun 19, 2019

I really like this author's stories, because they aren't directed at boys or girls - they're directed at children. My daughters appreciated this story and all the imagination of a monster who found a good use for his talent. The pictures left us lots to talk about too.

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iluvbooks7
Jan 09, 2016

Imaginative tale.

kletskoek May 06, 2015

I couldn't recommend this book more highly! The text rhymes and flows nicely and the story is really cute. The illustrations are also great as it uses a pencil drawn style that varies different page layouts to keep the book interesting and funny.

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ifeldesh
Nov 20, 2014

We were recommended this book by a librarian in the Castle Downs Branch and my 3.5 year old son adores it to the degree that he now wants to be Marcel next haloween. The book rhymes throughout, is funny and at times surprising. The main character is very adorable which made it an instant favourite in our household. My son is very picky with his books, so it was great to finally find a new one he wants to read more than once.

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ifeldesh
Nov 20, 2014

ifeldesh thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over

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