Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Yuck! That's not a monster! by Angela McAllister and Alison Edgson

Mr and Mrs Monster are the proud parents of three eggs that they can't wait to hatch.  Their first egg is a fine little monster with spikes and fangs, their second egg is another fine little monster with spines and warts - but their third little monster is not much of a monster at all, he's all pink and fluffy.  The first two little monsters are embarrased by their brother and want nothing to do with him, especially when he doesn't do all the things that little monsters are supposed to do.  But one day something happens that may just change their minds.

This is a delightful little book that will charm a lot of readers for the simple fact that Little Shock is absolutely adorable - he's the colour of candy floss with big blue eyes.  The story is fun and playful, and has just a dash of an "it's okay to be different" message.  A fun and entertaining read for all ages.

If you like this book then try:
  • Creepy monsters, sleepy monsters by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Kelly Murphy
  • Stomp by Jeanne Willis; illustrated by Paul Howard
  • The scariest monster in the world by Lee Weatherly and Algy Craig Hall
  • The monster at the end of this book by Jon Stone; illustrated by Michael Smollin

Reviewed by Brilla

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