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A MONSTER'S LIFE IS NEVER BORING
October 26, 2010 7:17 AM   Subscribe

From the venerable MONSTER BRAINS (previously, previously, previously) comes the lost children's classic GODZILLA LIKES TO ROAR
posted by The Whelk (19 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
One of my favorite sites.
posted by Liquidwolf at 7:19 AM on October 26, 2010


[spoiler]

I was really disappointed at Godzilla's choice of picnic food. I mean, he eats villages, right?
posted by angrycat at 7:23 AM on October 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Godzilla's got some serious monster-boobs.
posted by hermitosis at 7:40 AM on October 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Man, if this book were real, I know a 6 year boy who would be very happy.
posted by ShawnStruck at 7:46 AM on October 26, 2010


That made my morning, thanks.
posted by mannequito at 7:58 AM on October 26, 2010


The book is real, ShawnStruck, they have it on Amazon Marketplace
posted by numbskeleton at 8:00 AM on October 26, 2010


@angrycat Damn liberals! *ducks*
posted by WerewolvesRancheros at 8:21 AM on October 26, 2010


Occasionally, very occasionally, the Internet is not simply taunting you with some awesome thing it just made up.

Wait, $91 new? Fuck you, Internet.
posted by bjrubble at 8:37 AM on October 26, 2010


It's good to know that nuclear doom keeps the children warm at night and gives them sweet dreams.
posted by yeloson at 8:57 AM on October 26, 2010


bjrubble: “Wait, $91 new? Fuck you, Internet.”

But $4.15 used! Wait... what? There are used copies of this floating around that people didn't want?

I'm going to just assume that the internet is still taunting me.
posted by koeselitz at 11:18 AM on October 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


"A MONSTER'S LIFE IS NEVER BORING" Ha! Maybe for those fancy-pants Toho monsters, with their private monster islands and their ghost-written children's books. Me, I gotta work.
posted by gamera at 1:53 PM on October 26, 2010


I'd just like to register my disgust at being left out of the book. It's all Godzilla's fault. Him, his agent, and that damn Rodan. Rodan's always whispering in the G-man's ear, filling his head with lies. Who really has the history with Godzilla? Who's trashed Tokyo more often with him? I mean, come on. Not even a name check? Just a little splash page, in all of my winged, three-headed glory? And, man, Angirus? Bah.

I feel like I want to destroy something highly populated.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:09 PM on October 26, 2010


I think I just nabbed the last easy-to-find used copy selling for less than $10. The quality was listed as "acceptable," which may well mean I will be augmenting it with the left-out monsters. You'll get your day yet, Ghidorah.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:09 PM on October 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Our last copy of the book Godzilla Likes to Roar! (Pictureback(R)) had been purchased, but the listing was not updated in time to reflect this. Amazon will issue you a full refund within 24 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you."
posted by numbskeleton at 6:00 AM on October 27, 2010


BOOOOOO!
posted by The Whelk at 6:04 AM on October 27, 2010


numbskeleton, I woke up to a similar message from half.ebay! I should have not gotten up today.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:25 AM on October 27, 2010


... and the cheapest copies are now selling for $30+

In it's place, may I suggest Who's Afraid of Godzilla? As reviewed by Toho Kingdom:
Comparatively speaking, Who's Afraid of Godzilla? is a much more challenging text than Kerry Milliron's Godzilla Likes to Roar! Whereas Milliron's book often had merely one or two sentences on a page built around a simple rhyming scheme, Who's Afraid of Godzilla? is more likely to have two paragraphs with nary a rhyming word in sight. There is actually a story with characters to care about, and a very basic social/moral dilemma to ponder, albeit one that is neatly wrapped up by the end. Friendship is valued, as is the inclusion of those who are different, and readers are encouraged to suspend judgment against people who may initially appear scary. For children, it functions well without being preachy or obnoxious, and long-time G-fans will love that Anguirus and Godzilla's friendship is established by the end.
OK, so part of the charm was a simple rhyming book featuring Godzilla, I'll grant you that. But Who's Afraid of Godzilla? is still selling for less than $3 (plus shipping), actually less than original sticker price.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:37 AM on October 27, 2010


Who's Afraid of Godzilla?

...everyone?
posted by The Whelk at 7:03 AM on October 27, 2010


Who's Afraid of Godzilla?

...everyone?


Speak for yourself, single headed, unwinged, non-spacefaring mortal.
posted by Ghidorah at 7:10 AM on October 27, 2010 [2 favorites]


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