Meet Monster: Six Stories About the World’s Friendliest Monster
by Ellen Blance, Ann Cook, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Meet Monster: Six Stories About the World’s Friendliest Monster is collection of stories first published in 1973 for children just learning to read. The stories are simple and short. The stories include; Monster Comes to the City, Monster Looks for a House, Monster Cleans His House, Monster Looks for a Friend, Monster Meets Lady Monster, Monster and the Magic Umbrella.
In this collection, I see little frustrations to befall beginner readers. No words seem to be over the recommended age reading level. In fact, the book favors something that a child could have written or retold. The child-like writing style can be appealing but I didn’t feel that the text flowed very well through-out the stories.
My five year old is a fan of monsters so she’s been mildly interested in this book. She hasn’t been asking to read or to have this book read to her again lately though. I think maybe if there was a bit more to the stories it would’ve grasped her attention better. It needed perhaps more character development and more of a point or lesson to take to heart. Basically I guess it shows that everyone needs a place to call home and people in their lives.
I for one did appreciate the simple text and words used for beginner readers. The illustration I found interesting too but they didn’t keep my children’s attention. Maybe this one will roll over better with my son when he’s the recommended age for it.
Interested in Purchasing? Meet Monster: Six Stories About the World’s Friendliest Monster is available on Amazon.com in e-book, hardcover, & softcover format.
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