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Dragon jelly / Claire Freedman ; illustrated by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.

By: Freedman, Claire [author.].
Contributor(s): Hendra, Sue [illustrator.] | Linnet, Paul [illustrator.] | Linnet, Paul.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 x 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781408838839; 9781408838846.Subject(s): Monsters -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Dragons -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Monsters -- Juvenile fiction | Dragons -- Juvenile fiction | Birthday parties -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories -- Pictorial works. | Picture books | Picture booksDDC classification: 823.92 Summary: Come to Max's monster party. There's goo-licious food to eat. It's creepy-crawly, stinky fun - don't miss the scary treat!
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A sizzling scrumptious treat.
It's red. It's wobbly. Best of all,
It's SCARY HOT to eat . . . !

Max is having a MONSTER party. They play all sorts of yucky games then cool down in a fruitbat drool paddling pool! Then it's tea-time, with termite tarts, ear-wig rolls and eyeball birthday cake. But the REAL treat is the red-hot dragon jelly!

Dragon Jelly is monstrously gloopy, gunky fun from the bestselling Claire Freedman and Sue Hendra.

Come to Max's monster party. There's goo-licious food to eat. It's creepy-crawly, stinky fun - don't miss the scary treat!

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Horn Book Review

The hairy green magician / makes frogspawn disappear. / Kapow! As if by magic, / frogs hop from Max's ear!" Monster Max's party is gross ("TA-DAH! It's DRAGON jelly time, / their scrumptious, sizzling treat") but not too gross, and the toe-tapping, onomatopoeia-filled rhymes ("SPLAT! SPLODGE!") are the perfect soundtrack for the ooey-gooey art featuring Muppetlike beasts in Smarties colors. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Book Review

A cuddly, lime-green monster gets ready for a bash. "Come to Max's Monster Party. There's GOO-LICIOUS food to eat! / It's creepy-crawly, stinky fundon't miss the SCARY treat!" A bright-eyed group of smiling monsters, some with rounded front teeth, one with glasses, and another with an eye patch, comes through the door bearing gifts. Presents are opened, the magician entertains, the bouncy castle "sprays out gunk," and the monsters take part in the "stinky breath contest." Then it is time to blow out the "earwax candles" on the "eyeball birthday cake." Once all the festivities draw to a close, not only do the attendees get to sample the titular dragon jellya "scrumptious, sizzling treat"but each monster also gets a goody bag with a small, red, fire-breathing dragon to take home as a pet. Freedman's rhyming text matches the rollicking party action, while Hendra and Linnet choose a festive, neon pastel palette set against a black background to make the festivities truly pop. Bouncy though the book is, it's hard to imagine that the overcrowded field of birthday books really needs another. Without a plot, this benign offering, even with the charming monsters, fails to stand out. After one reading, the party is overpass. (Picture book. 3-5) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.