Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance

Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance

by Keith Graves


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Frank was a monster who wanted to dance. So he put on his hat, and his shoes made in France... and opened a jar and put ants in his pants! So begins this monstrously funny, deliciously disgusting, horrifyingly hilarious story of a monster who follows his dream. Keith Graves' wacky illustrations and laugh-out-loud text will tickle the funny bone and leave readers clamoring for an encore.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811854528
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 08/17/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 183,513
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Keith Graves is the pen name of an alien disguised as a large parakeet. He was last spotted in Texas with his lovely three-eyed wife and twin Martians. This is his second book for earthlings.

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Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I work with special needs preschoolers and they loved this book!!! The rhyming and humor were perfect for them--they still remember parts of the book from the last time we read it which was in October!
emtimmins on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite "gross out" books--funny!
picardopicks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A humorous tale about Frank, a Frankenstein-like monster who wants to dance. Frank is first shown watching 'Soul Train' at his house. He is a funny-looking green monster with large eyes (one large pupil, one small), a zippered head and a big blue bulbous nose. Frank decides he must dance and proceeds to ¿puts ants in his pants¿ literally, and then drives to the Royal Ballet Theatre. Frank begins his performance and everyone is amazed, but soon his enthusiasm leads to trouble. Frank comes apart at the seams in a very literal fashion; first he loses his brain on the floor, then his eye falls out and his arm comes off. The audience is horrified by this and leaves. Frank is still satisfied though that he showed everyone how well he could dance.This book definitely has a gross-out factor which may not appeal to everyone. Children with a taste for something different will love the ghoulish detailed pictures of Frank, with his rat slippers and car with eyeball headlights. The illustrations are lively and colourful showing Frank as a fun and non-threatening monster who kids will love. The memorable text in this book emphasizes all the key verbs with different colors, and some of the letters are illustrated with ants, worms and eyeballs. A great pick for Halloween reading, Frank¿s eagerness to dance leads to hilarity and unexpected goofiness.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this book, I find it silly, Frank isn't too scary. All Frank wants to do is dance, he dances so hard is brain falls out, he loses and eyeball and an arm. I think very funny.
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All of the reviews makes it sound bloody humourous. Should I get it?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not order sound is to low!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have shared this book with all my preschool classes, and it is an instant hit. The rhyme is short and sweet, which encourages extra drama.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband and I bought this wonderfully funny book for our kids, ages 2 and 4, while on vacation. It has turned out to be their favorite book and my two year old has memorized it word for word.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for a dance class where we had to act out a children's story. I laughed so hard the first 10 times I read it. I read it to my little brother and sister, and I swear I've never heard them laugh so hard! Great story!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I borrowed this book from the library and read it to my 5 year old son and his friend. They absolutely loved it! It's very silly and the kids laughed so much. We then read it in his kindergarten class and it was a big hit. I got a kick out of watching how much they enjoyed acting like Frank the Monster. We all liked the book so much, that I have purchased it for our library at home.