Monster of the Day #476 Updated on May 9, 2012 By Ken Begg 15 Comments Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1571 (May 26, 2017) Monster of the Day #1570 (May 25, 2017) Monster of the Day #1569 (May 24, 2017) Monster of the Day #1568 (May 23, 2017) Monster of the Day #1567 (May 22, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Flangepart Hummm…These porta-Jhons need work. Looks like Ken is throwing us curve balls when we guess where he’s going, pic wise.;) Ericb R.I.P. Maurice The Rev. Well, there’s a reason he would’ve chosen this for today, unrelated to any theme he may have had going. I advise everyone to look up Stephen Colbert’s recent interview with Mr. Sendak. Pretty funny stuff. Rock Baker Nuts, I was hoping it’d be Mike Hacker. I hated this book as a monster-loving kid. I thought monsters came from science labs and atomic test sites. These things were just great big teddy bears. Ericb I didn’t care for it either. For me monsters needed to be either reptiles, invertebrates or some kind of whacky alien design to interest me. cullen_waters This was never one of the books I was read as a kid, which kinda surprises me, given that monsters were so big with me at that age. Flangepart Ooooh. Finally saw the obit. Yeah, never saw it when young, didn’t feel any interest. Nothing against the man. zombiewhacker Well, maybe there is a connection. Monday and Tuesday were “Dinosaurus,” a movie about a kid and his brontosaurus. Today is a kid and his… um… monsteraurus. It’s Kennies and their monsters week. Gamera977 Really guys? I loved the illustrations as a kid but can’t say I remember anything of the books plot though. Monoceros4 Any opinion on the semi-recent, baffling Spike Jonze “Where the Wild Things Are” movie? The Rev. I haven’t seen it. I liked the book, though. I think my love of Sesame Street made monsters that weren’t horrifying seem fine to me. I haven’t read most of his other things, and now feel like I should. David Fullam RIP Maurice. Petoht …plot? Kid runs away, plays with monsters, misses his home, goes home. Not much plot, but I loved it as a kid, especially the deciding if it was all his imagination or real. Part of the reason I loved Calvin and Hobbes: that blending of realities. David Lee Ingersoll I thought it was a great movie. It’s not really a kid’s movie though a kid might enjoy it. It’s weird and warm and disturbing and sad and joyous. It’s the best film length adaptation of a 32 page book I’ve ever seen. Which is kind of damning it with faint praise. Gamera977 Ahhh, that explains why I don’t remember it then!