Now You Can Own Harry Potter's Monster Book of Monsters
When Hogwarts gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid took over the school's Care of Magical Creatures course in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, he picked a very unusual textbook: The Monster Book of Monsters, a furry, fanged, four-eyed tome that would aggressively attack anyone who tried to open it. The key was to stroke the book along its spine, after which it would shiver and open calmly. Now, fans of the Harry Potter films looking to spruce up their bookshelves can buy their own copy of the book, created by Sideshow Collectibles, for $295.
According to CNET, the 12 inch by 9.25 inch by 2.25 inch furry replica has fangs, eyes, teeth and tentacles, just like the movie version. (Hopefully it won’t take off and hide under your bed!)
The book comes with Harry Potter: The Creature Vault, a limited edition guide to the creatures of the wizarding world that features concept illustrations and behind-the-scenes photography, plus a removable bestiary poster, an interactive Eyelops Owl Emporium catalog, and a new poster with concept art of the film’s dragon breeds. You can preorder the book here.
If you love Harry Potter but don’t have $300 to spend on the book, you can make your own—which doubles as storage!—using this DIY tutorial from Samantha at “Let’s Create Something Great”: