Happy December, Folks!
And welcome to a no frills Perfect Picture Book Friday!
No frills because I am out of office… EXTREMELY FAR out of office 🙂
So you’re on your own, boys and girls 🙂
Have fun sharing your books, and I hope you like my pick for the week!
Title: We Wish For A Monster Christmas
Written By: Sue Fliess
Illustrated By: Claudia Ranucci
SterlingChildren’s Books, October 3 2017, fiction
Suitable For Ages: 3-8
Themes/Topics: Holidays (Christmas), monsters, unexpected consequences, humor
Opening: “We wish for a furry monster,
a big, hairy, scary monster,
our own stomping, chomping monster, for Christmas this year.”
Brief Synopsis: A brother and sister don’t want the usual toys for Christmas…they want a monster! Their parents refuse, so they take their request to Santa who, of course, delivers. But having a monster doesn’t turn out quite as they expected!
Why I Like This Book: I like this book because it’s not your usual Christmas book. It’s about monsters 🙂 It’s fun, it’s different, and if you know We Wish You A Merry Christmas you can sing the story 🙂 There’s plenty of humor, havoc and mayhem. A little problem solving is required and then…? Time to think about what to ask for next Christmas 🙂 The endpapers are covered with monster pictures and descriptions, with the one the kids choose (Furzilla) circled and labeled “THIS ONE!” The art is bright, engaging, humorous, and a perfect fit for the story.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂
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