Saturday, September 9, 2017

Kid Konnection: There's a Monster in Your Book

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you and adorable picture book written by a YouTube star!

Summary: Shake, wiggle, and tickle the monster out of this book—an interactive bedtime read-aloud by a YouTube star, musician, and children’s book author!

With the irresistible pull of HervĂ© Tullet’s Press Here and the charm of The Monster at the End of This Book, Tom Fletcher’s inviting interactive read-aloud will have kids tilting, spinning, and shaking the book to get the adorable little monster out! That’s right! He’s out of the book . . . and in their room somewhere. Uh-oh!!

The co-author of the Dinosaur That Pooped series has created a monster that readers will fall in love with—and want to play with—again and again! It will get your own little monster tuckered out and snuggled in!

Tom Fletcher has a huge social-media presence, with over a million followers on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. His videos “Buzz and the Dandelions” and “My Wedding Speech” went viral and have been viewed tens of millions of times all over the world. -- Random House

The cover alone of THERE'S A MONSTER IN YOUR BOOK by Tom Fletcher and illustrated by Greg Abbott won me over. How darn cute is this little blue monster? I'm happy to say that the cuteness overload on the cover is just the beginning. This picture book aimed at little ones 3 - 7 years old is absolutely delightful, and I'm pretty sure kids are going to have a blast with this little guy.

The premise of THERE'S A MONSTER IN YOUR BOOK is just that -- there's a blue monster with pink horns living between the pages of this picture book. As you read this book to you kiddo, he or she can try to get rid of him by shaking, tilting, and even spinning the book. When the monster finally leaves the book (and is on the loose in your child's bedroom!), you begin to think that maybe he's better off back where he started -- right in the middle of the book! Can your child lure him back to the book in time for bedtime?

I love this book! If you read the publisher's description of THERE'S A MONSTER IN YOUR BOOK above, you might have recognized the comparison to two of my all-time favorite books PRESS HERE and THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK (starring furry, lovable Grover!). I don't disagree with that assessment, but THERE'S A MONSTER IN YOUR BOOK is terrific in its own right. The interactive text is fun for children, and the book is pretty exciting for a bedtime story... although I have a feeling that playing with this monster may not have been the best choice for a relaxing bedtime routine. On the other hand, maybe all of the excitement will poop out your children!

THERE'S A MONSTER IN YOUR BOOK is written by Tom Fletcher, the same Tom Fletcher who is a YouTube sensation with over one million followers on Twitter, YouTube and Instagram -- @TomFletcher. I think it's pretty obvious that he's found great success as a musician, but I also think he's definitely on to something when it comes to writing picture books!

All in all, THERE'S A MONSTER IN YOUR BOOK is an extremely fun book that I highly recommend to preschoolers... and their parents!

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.

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Stacie said...

Oh my goodness, this book sounds adorable. I will have to add it to my Christmas gift list for my little niece!

bermudaonion said...

That sounds absolutely adorable!