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Valensteins by [Ethan Long]

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Valensteins Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 180 ratings

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"Long's dark, ghostly palette sets an appropriately eerie mood, and he has a lot of fun with the cuddly animals' reign of terror. . . Don’t worry about what goes bump in the night, Long seems to suggest--daylight can be plenty scary, too." - Publishers Weekly on FRIGHT CLUB

"Long delivers an original story full of droll humor while also introducing the concept of questioning stereotypes and rules. . . Long ably proves that 'when it comes to scaring, the more the merrier.'" -
Kirkus Reviews on FRIGHT CLUB

"Silly but entertaining." -
School Library Journal on FRIGHT CLUB

"It’s a funny Halloween concept that delivers." -
The Horn Book on FRIGHT CLUB

"The lighthearted tone makes this Halloween tale a perfect pick for younger children. Monster names such as Virginia Wolf and Mumford N. Suns will entertain the adults as well." -
Booklist on FRIGHT CLUB

"Doubling as a baby book and an early reader, this book about the ups and downs of avian rivalry succeeds abundantly on both fronts." -
The New York Times on UP! TALL! AND HIGH!

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal

K-Gr 2—This delightful follow-up to Long's Fright Club gives readers a glimpse into the heart of Fran (Frankenstein). When his friends catch him making a valentine, at first they can't figure out what he is doing. Vlad and the others' interpretations of what the pink heart represents are quite funny. Vlad thinks that the heart is a pair of fangs, the witch thinks it's a bat, the mummy thinks it's a nose, and the ghost thinks it's a paper butt. Bunny is the only one who recognizes the heart for what it is, and when she announces it to the others, shock and horror ensue. A hilarious discussion of what exactly love is and how it is expressed occurs. Bunny explains that a kiss on the lips is the ultimate expression of love. Vlad and the others, except Fran, decry the yuckiness of it all. Fran leaves once he can no longer take the ridiculous behavior of his friends and meets up with the source of all the fuss. Then he remembers what love really is. With perfect insight into a child's view of romance, this humorous book will undoubtedly resonate with young and old. VERDICT A brilliant combination of scary Halloween creatures and Valentine's Day sweetness. A first purchase that does double holiday storytime duty.—Heidi Grange, Summit Elementary School, Smithfield, UT --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0788J3VM5
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1st edition (December 19, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 19, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7453 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 30 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 180 ratings

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Ethan Long is an internationally recognized children's book author and illustrator with over 125 titles to his credit, which include Fright Club, Tickle the Duck, One Drowsy Dragon, Big Cat, My Dad My Hero, Chamelia and the New Kid in Class, his Happy County series and the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winning, Up, Tall and High!. He is also the illustrator of the board books for the best-selling picture book series Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site, written by Sherri Duskey Rinker, and the wildly successful Stick Dog and Stick Cat series, both written by Tom Watson.

In the television world, Ethan is the creator and executive producer of the Emmy-Nominated animated preschool series Tasty Time with Zefronk, which aired daily on The Disney Channel and Disney Junior from 2008-2016. He is also the creator and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated Scribbles and Ink, an integrated game and video series produced by PBS Kids, based on his book series of the same name.

Since graduating from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida in 1991, and dedicating 30 years to raising his family, he now spends most of his days creating art, writing stories, hiking, biking, playing with his dog, Auggie, and spreading positivity in beautiful Denver, CO.

For Ethan's full story, visit ethanlong.com!

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