|aRuffleclaw |cCornelia Funke ; illustrated by the author ; translated by Oliver Latsch.
|a1st Yearling ed.
|aNew York |bYearling|c2016.
|a102 p. |bill. |c20 cm.
|a"A Yearling book.".
|a"Originally published as Zottelkralle by Cecilie Dressler Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany, in 2005 ... This translation was first published in hardcover in the United States by Random House Children's Books, New York, in 2015"--Copyright page.
|aAn earth monster decides to move in with a human family.
The beloved and bestselling author of Inkheart returns with a chapter book full of mischief, heart, hilarious illustrations, and pet monsters Goodbye, earthworms. Hello, chocolate cake Ruffleclaw is a furry red monster who lives under a toolshed, and he's sick of eating bugs. When he decides to move in with a family of humans, he climbs right into bed with a boy named Tommy. Tommy wants to keep Ruffleclaw as a pet, but it won't be easy. Ruffleclaw makes huge messes--he spits, he drinks shampoo, and he eats everything in the fridge . . . along with the plates Can Tommy teach his monster to behave? Cornelia Funke's signature touch of imagination and humor delights young readers in her chapter books--Emma and the Blue Genie, The Pirate Pig, and Ruffleclaw.