Stretching, twirling, tumbling, jumping! Welcome to a playground teeming with monsters, bristling with energy, and scaring up ways to have fun. Monsters swing and slide and piggyback ride. Monsters run three-legged races and fall on their faces. Monsters eat monster-sicles and vie for the fountain (Gulp...Grrrr...Grumble...Growl...All better now!). 9780763657277 / 3-7 years
(Gecko Press) A class trip to the zoo descends into a chaotic hunt for the missing hippopotamus. Teacher, zookeeper and all the children join the search. The noise and drama reach a pitch, and no one thinks to listen to quiet Liam, who really might know where the hippo is hiding. This is a deft and delightful tale, packed with word play and madcap energy—and with a whole different story to enjoy in the illustrations.
"This charming concept book puts the child-reader "in charge" of an assortment of unruly little monsters (stand-ins for their real-life counterparts). Each displays certain "monstrous" behaviors (crabbiness, selfishness, etc.), which kids will recognize in themselves. Being in charge motivates kids to handle/address these behaviors and provides a sense of ownership over how to help them be happier, more well-behaved monsters. It's an ideal little book for young kids to share with a…
A mystery or thriller - The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co., #2) by Jonathan Stroud. Very enjoyable, not quite as good as the first but am very interested to see where it is going next. Over all the story was good, quite suspenseful, intriguing, though not as scary as the first book and some nice development for our characters. 3.5 stars