Sunday, August 10, 2014

Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters by Mark Tatulli

What can I say? This book is absolutely genius. Mark Tatulli is the guy who does the Lio cartoon strips for the newspaper [if you don’t know which one that is, it’s the one with the adorable little boy that has a pet squid, or is it cephalopod], anyway, his illustrations, or cartoons since it is a kids book and illustrations sounds too grown up are incredible.

The story follows Desmond Pucket as he tries to save the “Mountain Full of Monsters” ride at his local amusement park, while at the same time getting the attention of the girl he’s sweet on [he’s a 6th grader so its ok].

With the help of his friends Desmond sets out to make enough money to give the monsters a new home; because hey, what kind of monster lover lets them get blown up? Using his love for monsters, he sets up a “Scare for Fun” business [smart kid, hard worker], because remember, you never scare to be mean, that’s not cool, he makes $500 do give as many monsters as possible a new home.

I would recommend this book for basically anyone, but technically it is a kid’s book. The story is written simply and combined with the illustrations [sorry, cartoons] it makes it very engaging for young readers. So let’s round up the little monsters [I mean kids] and get them reading.

Rating 5 out of 5

PS. Below are some of the pictures from the book I absolutely loved.

PPS. Also some quotes that made me laugh.

Don't Get Lazy, Get All The Way To The Bottom


And even 6th grade boys are so clueless when it comes to girls. [not a Desmond Pucket quote]

She said YES!!!

If I wasn’t so into monsters, shadow-ducking would be my second career choice.

“Monster Magic, Inc.” is an equal opportunity scarer

“And you can read all about it in my memoirs.”

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