Desmond Pucket

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The Mountain Full of Monsters: The Note
Trailer: Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic
The Mountain Full of Monsters: Will Desmond's Dreams Come True?
The Mountain Full of Monsters: The Ride Launches
The Mountain Full of Monsters: Strap in and Hold Tight
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Monster Fingers Recipe

These devilish delights are delightfully healthy and frightfully fun!

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Make a Monster Growl Sound Effect!

How to make a cool monster growl sound effect.

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Desmond's Bloody Popcorn Recipe

Gross? Yes. But yummy! And easy to make and eat.

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Scare Tactics Word Search

Try Desmond's word search challenge!

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Pond Scum Recipe

It's green, slimy, and full of worms - a fitting snack for a Desmond Pucket party!

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Create Desmond's Phantom Knocker!

This effect works best with a two-story house.

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Make Fake Blood!

Desmond's easy to make fake blood recipe!

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Halloween Costume Word Scramble

Unscramble monster clue words to reveal a spooky message.

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Desmond's Perfect Ghost!

Full instructions on making your own perfect ghost!

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Creepy Crossword

Desmond Pucket's Creepy Crossword!

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Desmond's Notes

Take a peek inside Desmond's notebook.

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Desmond Pucket's Zombie Head

Every monster magic person needs to know how to make paper mache!

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Desmond Pucket's Exploding Cake

Surprise! Watch this cake go BOOM!

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Teaching with Desmond Pucket

Desmond Pucket and the Cloverfield Junior High Carnival of Horrors

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts

Overview: Students will read Desmond Pucket and the Cloverfield Junior High Carnival of Horrors and identify and analyze visual text features such as maps, lists, and diagrams. Using what they have learned, students will write short narratives containing visual text features.

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Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters: English Language Arts

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Thematic Connections: Imagination, Friendship, Science, Monsters, Humor, School, Creativity

Overview: Desmond has been waiting his whole life for this day. It is the sixth-grade field trip to Crab Shell Pier, home to the world’s most awesomely fantastic ride, and Desmond has one goal: convince Tina Schimsky to ride it with him. But once inside the amusement park, Desmond finds that executing his master plan will be no simple feat. Accompanied by his best friend, Ricky, Desmond must outwit both the tyrannical Mr. Needles and his nefarious mortal enemy Scott Seltzer, along with anyone or anything else that gets in the way.

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Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters: Science

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: Science

Thematic Connections: Science

Overview: Desmond has been waiting his whole life for this day. It is the sixth-grade field trip to Crab Shell Pier, home to the world’s most awesomely fantastic ride: the Mountain Full of Monsters. Once inside the amusement park, Desmond finds that the ride is all he dreamed it would be—but he also finds out that the ride is closing at the end of the season! It’s time to cook up a plan to save the ride, and Desmond has to enlist help from friends and enemies alike.

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Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic: English Language Arts

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Art

Thematic Connections: Imagination, Friendship, Family, Inventions, Betrayal, Monsters, Humor, School, Creativity

Overview: Desmond’s world is full of monster magic, including detailed drawings of custom-crafted wriggling worms, goblins that spring from toilets, and elaborate slumber party ghost scares. He’s an aspiring special effects wizard with dreams of creating his own dark amusement park rides, just like the Mountain Full of Monsters at Crab Shell Pier he’ll be visiting on this year’s school field trip. But when Desmond takes his frightful pranks a little too far, he finds himself in trouble and his field trip privileges in danger. Can he clean up his act while staying true to who he is? Students will enjoy and relate to Desmond’s imagination and exploits, and the book’s humor and originality will inspire class discussion and individual writing exercises.

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Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic: Science

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: Science

Thematic Connections: Science

Overview: Desmond is an aspiring special effects wizard whose world is full of monster magic, including detailed drawings of custom-crafted wriggling worms, goblins that spring from toilets, and elaborate slumber party ghost scares. Enjoy Desmond’s story with the class and then use this guide to have a frightfully good time completing some fun science lessons!

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