Poetry Friday – Monster School

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Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! I cannot believe that October is almost over. Fall still hasn’t arrived here in Florida yet. Our AC was out for 2 days, so the indoor temperature was at 80 degrees at night. I am crossing my fingers that we’ll have a cooler evening for trick or treating next week, but that might just be wishful thinking.

I have been absolutely loving reading everyone’s poems for the Ditty Challenge over on Michelle’s blog. They are so many creative things that spook the monsters.

I actually started thinking about what would scare a monster because of a poetry book I read back in April. I was doing research on spooky kids’ poetry for the Young Horror Blog when I came across MONSTER SCHOOL by Kate Coombs and Lee Gatlin.

written by Kate Coombs
illustrated by Lee Gatlin
(Chronicle Books, 2018)

One of the things I love about the poems in this book is that they are very character driven. Instead of just hitting the normal day to day of school, we get to see those activities through the lens of a particular monster. What does Dracula do to procrastinate homework? What would Frankenstein’s grandson do for the science fair? What’s Medusa’s morning care routine look like? It really is a lot of fun.

7 thoughts on “Poetry Friday – Monster School

  1. Monster School is so much fun! I’m certainly feeling schooled in monsters this month at TLD. I’m loving what your challenge has been pulling out from the shadows, Becky. I even managed to write one myself… yippee! Will share soon. 🙂


  2. Monster School looks like fun! I hope you have cooler weather for Halloween. Here everyone hopes it’s warm enough not to cover their costumes with winter coats.


  3. The monsters all came out to play when you called them together for Michelle Barnes TLD. Yeah! I love the idea of Monster School and know that it will be a hit with children. Thanks for sharing.


  4. This book looks delightful.
    Here in Vancouver Canada we are just hoping that it doesn’t rain or we won’t get many little monsters visiting us. I don’t want to end up with extra chocolate bars!


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