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Mind your Monsters

Written By: Catherine Bailey
Illustrated By: Oriol Vidal

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Mind your Monsters

Summary: When monsters invade his peaceful little town, Wally discovers a polite way to calm the chaos and stop them from making a mess of everything.

Rating: 3 ***

A monsters and manners book about the importance of saying please.

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My Teacher is a Monster

By: Peter Brown

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My Teacher is a Monster (No I am Not)

Summary: Bobby thinks his teacher, Ms. Kirby, is horrible, but when he sees her outside of school and they spend a day in the park together, he discovers she might not be so bad after all.

Rating: 4 ****

Brown’s illustrations subtly turn the teacher from a monster into a person.

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Worst in Show

Written by William Bee

Illustrated by Kate Hindley

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Worst in Show

Summary:
It’s time for The Best Pet Monster in the World Competition and Albert can’t wait to enter his very own monster, Sidney. But is sweet, well-behaved Sidney really the smelliest, dirtiest, most parasite-ridden monster of all?

Rating: 3 ***

A cute and silly monster friendship story.

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Goodnight, You

By: Geneviève Côté

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Goodnight, You

Summary:
As darkness falls, two very different friends explore what scares them… and discover that with a bit of help, it’s possible to see things in a new light.

Rating: 4 ****

A great story for kids who are afraid at nighttime.

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Where the Wild Things Are

By Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are
Reviewed by Children’s Book List

Max is sent to bed without supper and imagines sailing away to the land of Wild Things, where he is made king.

Rating: 5 *****

One of the most wonderful books ever. The illustrations alone will make your child love these cuddly, adorable monsters. Also deals with love and respect within the family as Max learns the responsibilities of being in charge.

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