September 8, 2010

I Need a Monster by Amanda Noll

An adorable twist on scary monsters that hide under your bed, Noll's story works on reverse psychology. The story is of a little boy whose monster, named Gabe, has left a note saying he has "gone fishing for a week" and now the little boy is on a hunt for a new monster so he can go to sleep.

"How would I ever get to sleep without Gabe's familiar scary noises and his spooky green ooze? It was no use. Gabe would be gone for a week and I just had to have a monster."

The little boy tests out different "substitute" monsters. But none of them are quite scary enough for him. None of them are Gabe.

If you know a child who is having a lot of trouble with monsters hiding under their bed or in their closet, Noll's book would be a perfect read. It makes scary monsters a treat, not just terror.

THE STATISTICS:
BOOK #: 56
RATING: 4.5 Stars
FOR CHALLENGES: Young Readers, 100+ in 2010
GENRE: Children's Picture Book
PUBLISHER: Flashlight Press (c) 2009
FORMAT/PAGES: Hardback/
HEY, FCC!: I borrowed this book.

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a cute book. The cover is adorable!

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  2. Sounds like an absolutely adorable book.

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  3. SOunds great. Going to get it for my little one for when he is older.

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  4. What a great cover! You should check out the book Day and NIght. It's a picture book for kids about Day and Night talking to one another and trying to figure out what they are all about! It's adorable.!

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  5. This one looks sooooo cute!! Gotta add it to the list to check at the library!

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