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The Resource There's a monster in your book, written by Tom Fletcher ; illustrated by Greg Abbott

There's a monster in your book, written by Tom Fletcher ; illustrated by Greg Abbott

Label
There's a monster in your book
Title
There's a monster in your book
Statement of responsibility
written by Tom Fletcher ; illustrated by Greg Abbott
Title variation
There is a monster in your book
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Encourages the reader to shake, tilt, and wiggle the book to remove the little monster inside, but once it is out, another problem arises
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Review
  • PreS-Gr 1—A monster has invaded this book! He looks innocent enough, and yet he is already tearing it apart. That is where readers come in. The goal is to dislodge the little critter by following the instructions and shaking the book, tickling the monster's feet, blowing on him, tilting the pages, and spinning the book around. The monster rolls and reels around each spread in an adorable "dance," before disappearing altogether. Or at least he would have, if not for the giggle-worthy twist at the end. All the instructions are simple enough for a toddler to participate in, however, some pages ask readers to perform an action "and turn the page." Young readers can also depend on visual cues for clarity, such as the font used for action words, and a single motion line that reveals the results of the actions. The monster, with his blue fur and striped T-shirt, is always easy to spot against the grainy white, yellow, and red backgrounds, which mimic the look of book paper. VERDICT A fun interactive book, great for a bedtime read with toddlers.—Rachel Forbes, Oakville Public Library, Ont. --Rachel Forbes (Reviewed 09/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 9, p106)
  • Readers try to dislodge a monster from the pages of this emotive and interactive read-aloud."OH NO!" the story starts. "There's a monster in your book!" The blue, round-headed monster with pink horns and a pink-tipped tail can be seen cheerfully munching on the opening page. "Let's try to get him out," declares the narrator. Readers are encouraged to shake, tilt, and spin the book around, while the monster careens around an empty background looking scared and lost. Viewers are exhorted to tickle the monster's feet, blow on the page, and make a really loud noise. Finally, shockingly, it works: "Now he's in your room!" But clearly a monster in your book is safer than a monster in your room, so he's coaxed back into the illustrations and lulled to sleep, curled up under one page and cuddling a bit of another like a child with their blankie. The monster's entirely cute appearance and clear emotional reactions to his treatment add to the interactive aspect, and some young readers might even resist the instructions to avoid hurting their new pal. Children will be brought along on the monster's journey, going from excited, noisy, and wiggly to calm and steady (one can hope). Playful, engaging, and full of opportunities for empathy—a raucous storytime hit. (Picture book. 2-7)(Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10577037
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fletcher, Tom
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.F6358
LC item number
The 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Abbott, Greg
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books
  • Monsters
  • Humorous stories
  • Picture books for children
  • Books
  • Monsters
  • Humorous stories
  • Picture books for children
  • Books
  • Humorous stories
  • Monsters
Target audience
preschool
Label
There's a monster in your book, written by Tom Fletcher ; illustrated by Greg Abbott
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn973111147
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781524764562
Lccn
2017001661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973111147
Label
There's a monster in your book, written by Tom Fletcher ; illustrated by Greg Abbott
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn973111147
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781524764562
Lccn
2017001661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973111147

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