THERE’S A MONSTER IN YOUR BOOK, by Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott, Random House Books for Young Readers, Sept. 5, 2017, Hardcover, $17.99 (ages 3-7)
If you’re looking for a fun, interactive book that will have your little one laughing out loud, then There’s a Monster in Your Book is for you.
There’s a Monster in Your Book asks young readers to help corral a cute, but pesky, little monster. You see, there’s a little monster in your book — the very one you are holding, and it’s chomping through the book, leaving a big mess behind. The only option is to follow the instructions and tilt, spin and shake the book to get the monster out. But what will happen when the monster’s out of the book?
There’s a Monster in Your Book is one of those books that’s an immediate hit with little readers. They can’t help but giggle at the monster’s antics, especially because they’re the ones “causing all the action.”
I do think the age range of 3-7 is a stretch for 6- and 7-year-olds. I have a hard time seeing them pick the book up over and over again if they’re reading it with a parent or by themselves. I do, however, see them having a blast reading it to a younger sibling or friend. They’d be “in” on the joke and really enjoy it.
Author Tom Fletcher’s text is simple and concise, perfect for this type of book. And illustrator Greg Abbott’s images have a bold, graphic feel that literally jump off the page.
There’s a Monster in Your Book is one of those books little ones will want to read multiple times in a row.
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