Hey, That’s My Monster!
|June 12, 2016||Posted by admin under Children's Lit, Fantasy, Picture Book|
Written by Amanda Noll
Illustrated by Howard McWilliam
Published by Flashlight Press
Reviewed by Christa McGrath
Release Date: September 1, 2016
Ethan likes to sleep at night; but his sister, Emma, likes to explore. One night Ethan discovers his monster has left him for someone who needs him more. That someone is Emma. Funny antics follow as Ethan desperately tries to find another monster for Emma so that he can get his own monster back. But Emma is not so easily scared … until she meets Stella.
This story is a unique twist on the whole idea of monsters under the bed. It is an exaggerated tale of monsters trying to help children fall asleep. The author uses humor instead of fear to fuel children’s imagination at bedtime. The big and bold illustrations are perfect and make the characters literally pop off the page. The brother and sister duo are cute as buttons and the monsters are not so monster-like at all.
If you have monster-loving children between the ages of 4 and 7, they will be sure to love this clever little story. Even children who are a little fearful will learn that maybe monsters are really not that scary at all.
Hey, That’s my Monster! is sure to bring “giggles and shivers” to young ones and help make bed time a fun time.
To learn more about this book or to get your very own copy, visit the publisher’s website here.