Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Hey, That's MY Monster! by Amanda Noll, illustrated by Howard McWilliam

I need my monster was a surprise hit for me, and many others, and several years later the author revisits the delightful story.

When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, as usual, he's shocked to find a note and a missing monster. How could anybody else need his monster more than him? Well, it turns out his annoying little sister Emma just can't stay in her bed - and she needs a monster to keep her there. But is Ethan's monster the right choice?

As different monsters try to scare naughty Emma into bed, kids will giggle along with the joke and gasp at each scary monster as they turn out to be not-so-scary after all. Will Emma ever find HER monster?

McWilliam's digital art is just as glowing, fun and cinematic as in the original book. The silly monsters are both fuzzy and terrifying, with lots of horns, scales, claws and drool as well as grouchy and annoyed expressions when Emma doesn't find them scary!

Verdict: A delightful sequel, perfect for kids who are worried about the monster under the bed or who have siblings. Or just for fun! Recommended.

ISBN: 9781936261379; Published 2016 by Flashlight Press; Review copy provided by publisher; Purchased for the library

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Thank you for the wonderful review! I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the book. It’s so kind of you to recommend it to your followers. Thanks for everything!!!
~Amanda Noll