Monday, October 1, 2012

The Monsters' Monster ~ A Book Review

The Monsters' Monster
by Patrick McDonnell
ISBN: 978-0316045476
$11.55 (hardcover)
Age 3-6

Grouch, Grump, and little Gloom 'n' Doom
thought they were monsters…

Once upon a time, there were three little rascals who thought they were the biggest, baddest monsters around. To settle the argument of who was the baddest, they decide to build a monster of their own, one that will be the BIGGEST, BADDEST monster ever! But when their creation comes to life, he isn't exactly what the creatures were expecting. Instead of smashing and crashing, he’s polite. He's happy. He's just grateful to be alive!

My Thoughts:
This easily has to be my favorite of the books I've read this fall. The illustrations are cute, the language is cute and the characters are wonderful & memorable. What happens when 3 monsters (or so they call themselves) who live in a castle can't agree on which of them is the BEST monster? Why they make a monster!

What happens when said monster comes out all sugar sweet and with the cutest little lisp and the horrified monster trio thinks they've failed until their monster escapes from the castle and heads toward town? Well, you'll just have to read the book!

My 3 kids (age 3, 5 and 7) love this book. We read it in the car while waiting for Hailey and it's definitely one that will be staying on my shelves! It's a perfect lead into to Halloween, overnighters, birthday parties, and just for fun.

 for reading this review & keep reading if you'd like to know more about the author. =D 

You can purchase this book on Amazon - just click here and add it to your shelf today!

Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the beloved internationally syndicated comic strip MUTTS, and The Monsters’ Monster is filled with his trademark gentle humor and exuberant, witty artwork. Perfect for reading aloud, both kids and adults will delight in this mischievous and heart-warming tale of one BIG monster showing three tiny monsters the unexpected power of boundless gratitude. “Make time to share with young monsters everywhere,” Kirkus advises in their starred review.

Patrick McDonnell is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book Me . . . Jane, which also received the 2012 Charlotte Zolotow Award and was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book. He is also the creator of the beloved internationally syndicated comic strip MUTTS, which features the characters that star in five of his previous picture books: The Gift of NothingHug TimeJust Like HeavenWag!, and South. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, their two formerly feral cats, and their adopted terrier. You can visit Patrick online at

The Monsters’ Monster is available as an interactive e-book on iTunes and NOOK. The book is lightly animated with engaging elements for little monsters to touch and explore the story. At the end of the book, readers can complete a coloring activity to enjoy The Monsters’ Monster adventure even further. Note: we have a limited quantity of promotional codes if you'd like to review The Monsters’ Monster as an e-book. 

I was given a copy of The Monsters' Monster to read and review on Classic Children's Books. No money exchanged hands and I was not required to write a positive review.

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