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BOOK 2: MONSTER LANGUAGE!

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MONSTROUS CURSIVEBOOK 2: MONSTROUS CURSIVE!by Nika Dubrovsky and Noel Bush

Illustrated by Nika Dubrovsky and Benjamin Bush

ISBN: 978-0-9830021-0-9

First published 2010

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this!  Hi there! This is a book about learning  ccuur r ssiiv v ee.

You know...the writing that

It can take a little time to learn how to read cursive, and a little more time to learn how towrite it. But once you've got it down, it's really 

handy! Even if you do most of your writing using a computer, there are times when you need towrite something by hand, and cursive is a lot

faster than block lettering!

l  o o k  s  l  i k e 

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In this activity book, we're asking 

you to help translate what our friends the Cursive Monsters aresaying, or to tell us what you think

they are doing.

Just like when you first seecursive , some people might thinkwhat they are saying and doing is

 strange . But we know that youcan help us sort it out.

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In some cases, we will ask you to"translate" what the monsters are

saying. Don't worry, there are nowrong answers. Use your imagination!

We also need your help to give themonsters names, and to tell us whatyou think they are doing.

On the left-hand pages, you'll find outlines to help you practice writing cursive letters. Have fun!

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A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h I i J j K k L l 

M m N n O o P p Q q R r 

S s T t U u V v W w X x Y y Z z Gor Shleem Meep 

  Trace and practice!

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Gor! Shleem!

Zablamor?Meep!

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What does that mean?

Name this Monster:

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Daha daha smorto Smoto Noo noo flan Flan patata 

Patata char Char Kirat kirat 

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz aha mor lan atat har ira 

  Trace and practice!

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Daha,

 smorto!

Noo, flan patata 

char? Kirat.

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What are they talking about?

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Moonast den perwan.Thamatosis tal. Ab Ba Ca Da 

Ef Fa Ga He Ib Je Ka Le 

Ma Ni Po Qu Ri So Te Uv Vu Xy Za moon june spoon 

  Trace and practice!

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Moonast den  perwan.Thamatosis tal.

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Name of Monster:

 Translation:

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A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h I i J j K k L l 

M m N n O o P p Q q R r 

S s T t U u V v W w X x Y y Z z Eh eh Tikvor bort 

  Trace and practice!

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Eh, eh, eh! Tikvor 

moonadyoo,klyovatsim. Bort.

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What did he say?

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A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h I i J j K k L l 

M m N n O o P p Q q R r 

S s T t U u V v W w X x Y y Z z you she he it they 

  Trace and practice!

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Give me a name!

Remember me? What do you think I am doing in this picture?

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elf wizard dragon knight   princess king pirate witch 

dwarf troll giant ogre spell 

  potion magic sword quest treasure ghost legend queen 

  Trace and practice!

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Name of Monster:

What do you think thismonster is thinking?

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A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h I i J j K k L l 

M m N n O o P p Q q R r 

S s T t U u V v W w X x Y y Z z lion tiger bear snake 

  Trace and practice!

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Oooo: This must be something very interesting!

Name of Monster:

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Mother mother Mom Mum Father father Dad Daddy 

brother sister cousin uncle 

aunt nephew niece grandma   grandpa husband wife friend 

  Trace and practice!

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Name of Monster:

What do you think this monster is looking at?

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A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h I i J j K k L l 

M m N n O o P p Q q R r 

S s T t U u V v W w X x Y y Z z 

  Trace and practice!

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Name of Monster:

Watch out! What is this one up to?

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  Here's some blank space for practice!

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Name of Monster:

Is something wrong?

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Sun sun Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn 

Uranus Neptune Pluto comet 

asteroid galaxy cosmos star black hole Universe Big Bang 

  Trace and practice!

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Name of Monster:

  This one looks friendly. Where do you think she is going?

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apple banana celery date endive fig guava horseradish 

ita palm jalapeño kohlrabi 

lemon melon nori orange  plum quince radish spinach 

  Trace and practice!

N f M st :

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Smort? Seet! Seet! Gof.Borton buzzy grass slahm.Fennem mennem blenn.

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Name of Monster:

  This monster seems to be saying something interesting.

But what in the world does it mean?

d ti !

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head hair ears eyes nose lips teeth tongue forehead cheek 

chin neck shoulder arm elbow 

wrist finger thumb palm chest belly button hip thigh knee 

  Trace and practice!

N f M t

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Name of Monster:

What's up with this monster?

H ' bl k f ti !

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  Here's some more blank space for practice!

A th t f i d ?

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Are these two friends? What are they doing?

Names of Monsters:

Trace and practice!

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in out around through between inside outside upside down off 

on stop go start pause play 

rewind forward reverse along backward among within atop 

  Trace and practice!

What is happening here?

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What is happening here?

Trace and practice!

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Russia Germany France Japan Italy Sweden Nigeria 

Egypt Haiti Belize Chile Togo 

Denmark Pakistan Iraq USA Jordan Morocco Djibouti 

  Trace and practice!

Write the names of these monsters!

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Write the names of these monsters!

Trace and practice!

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 store movie theater park plaza  playground mall house bank 

 supermarket library school 

 station museum pool beach  forest stadium ice skating rink 

  Trace and practice!

What are these monsters planning?

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What are these monsters planning?

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