Monster Chef

Hardcover | August 1, 2014

byNick BlandIllustratorNick Bland

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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.

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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 sizeWith crotchety horns and googly eyesLike any good monster, he worked every nightGiving the neighbourhood children a fright.But poor Marcel is simply not scary. In fact, he's hopeless at his jo...

NICK BLAND always told family and friends he was going to be a cartoonist and a writer, and he began his career in children's literature to bring those two loves together. He is the author and illustrator of The Very Cranky Bear, The Very Itchy Bear, The Very Hungry Bear, The Very Brave Bear, and many other popular picture books. Nick ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 9.75 × 0.3 inPublished:August 1, 2014Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443128813

ISBN - 13:9781443128810

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Praise for The Very Cranky Bear:"A favourite new book . . . I love The Very Cranky Bear." -Canadian Living"Combines a simple story with a great rhyme scheme . . . hilarious drawings and a lesson that's not preachy or heavy-handed." -The Victoria Times-Colonist"[A] jolly tale." -Ottawa Family Living"Rollicking rhymes . . . a perfect book!" -The Guelph MercuryPraise for Monster Chef:"Marcel never gives up on his goal of being scary, and he finds a new way to reach it. He is most successful because he finds a way to use his own strengths to meet the objective. It's a classic lesson presented in a new way." -CM: Canadian Review of Materials