Monster Bugs:Random House Books for Young Readers Lucille Recht Penner
Plagues, Apocalypses and Bug-Eyed Monsters:How Speculative Fiction Shows Us Our Nightmares Heather Urbanski
Hot Uncensored Bug-Eyed Monsters Reveal All On Page 10!: Amaritta Beane
Runaway children who meet up with monsters. A giant talking bug. A secret world of mouse-people. The stories of Franz Kafka are wondrous and nightmarish, miraculous and scary. Here, storyteller Roth and artist Eason adapt three Kafka stories into startling, creepy, fun stories for all ages. Illustrations. Presents illustrated adaptations of three Franz Kafka stories, including ´´The Metamorphosis,´´ in which Gregor Samsa awakens one day to find that he has been transformed into an enormous bug, and two shorter works.
Pixar is 25 years old in 2011. This gorgeous, expansive book features the complete colour scripts and a selection of the best of the art from the twelve films to date: ´´Toy Story´´, ´´A Bug´s Life´´, ´´Toy Story 2´´, ´´Monsters Inc.´´, ´´Finding Nemo´´, ´´The Incredibles´´, ´´Cars´´, ´´Ratatouille´´, ´´WALL E´´, ´´Up´´, ´´Toy Story 3´´ and ´´Cars 2´´. The full-colour scripts for each film, prominently featured, constitute a big selling point for the core animation audience. Geared toward animation fans, this text is minimal and the art is extensive and stunning. Text will just be a foreword by Pixar founder John Lasseter, with an introduction by Amid Amidi. It´s all about the art!
The beloved and bestselling author of Inkheart returns with a chapter book full of mischief, heart, hilarious illustrations, and pet monsters! Goodbye, earthworms. Hello, chocolate cake! Ruffleclaw is a furry red monster who lives under a toolshed, and he´s sick of eating bugs. When he decides to move in with a family of humans, he climbs right into bed with a boy named Tommy. Tommy wants to keep Ruffleclaw as a pet, but it won´t be easy. Ruffleclaw makes huge messes-he spits, he drinks shampoo, and he eats everything in the fridge . . . along with the plates! Can Tommy teach his monster to behave? Cornelia Funke´s signature touch of imagination and humor delights young readers in her chapter books-Emma and the Blue Genie, The Pirate Pig, and Ruffleclaw.
Walking out of the theater showing Viking Women and the Sea Serpent and The Astounding She-Monster , one disappointed lad was heard to say, ´´They might as well have mugged us in the parking lot.´´ This was Science Fiction´s Golden Age, when giant bugs, prehistoric left-overs and creatures from other planets filled the giant theater screens, movies that were usually made outside of the studio system on the cheap. Horror-hungry kids soon realized that nine times out of ten, the movie would be little more than a pale suggestion of what the posters promised. Nevertheless, we kept coming back, week after week, ever skeptical, ever hopeful, and then went home and read about the movies we just saw in Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. This revised and expanded ´´Monster-Kids´´ edition of You Won´t Believe Your Eyes! is an affectionate and funny look at the movies your parents didn´t want you to see. You will hear from he actors who were in them, the people who made them, the critics who reviewed them, the exhibitors who showed them, and the children who saw them back in the day. ´´McGee knows this genre upside down and backwards, and writes with real authority. He loves these movies, and celebrates them as much for their goofy failings as for their imagination and entertainment value. Best of all, McGee is a terrific colloquial writer of great wit; I laughed out loud as I revisited many of my favorite pictures. You will too.´´ David J. Hogan, author of Dark Romance and Film Noir FAQ
Collects issues #1-#5 of the cult classic series by Dry County creator Rich Tommaso, and featuring new cover art, fully colored and collected in a deluxe hardcover format for the first time, and featuring two bonus stories: ´´Don´t Look Back!´´ and ´´The Horror.´´ Escaping the stresses of city life, a young, single mom visits the hurricane state, only to find that Florida can be a pretty scary place--swamps, alligators, bugs the size of small cars, and zombies. With a weed-whacker for a weapon and the world against her, this punk-rock mommy will take down every monster in the state, if need be. Is Florida really haunted by the undead or is it just in her head?