Seven Little Monsters
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First edition cover
|Cover artist||Maurice Sendak|
|Genre||Children's picture book|
|Publisher||Harper & Row|
|Media type||Print (chapbook)|
Seven Little Monsters is a children's picture book by American author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. Seven Little Monsters was published by Harper & Row in 1977 and served as the basis for the Canadian-Chinese television production of the same name (2000-2007).
Seven Little Monsters is a small format book measuring 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches (22 cm x 11.5 cm).
Seven giant monsters, each named as a number, One through Seven, line up together in the first frame and then start causing mischief. One flies, Two uses his nose to dig a hole, Three scares a town, Four eats tulip trees, Five drinks the seas, Six sleeps on houses, and Seven unscrews his head. The final frame shows the giant monsters captured and restrained by the relatively tiny townspeople.