This review is for the books Texas Monsters and Washington D.C. Monsters from the City Monsters series from Chouette Publishing.
Our thoughts: Monsters are everywhere, in these books!! So now while you might be agreeing to the stories your little one is making about monsters under the bed or in the closet, you can also point out the monsters in these books and show them how cute they are. So, not really anything to fear but cute, friendly monsters that you can play hide and seek with. And in the process of finding the monsters that hide in each page (very cleverly, I should say), discover sights to see in each city and a cool fact or two as well on each page. All in all, a fun, informative read that is play as well. This book is geared towards the younger readers (up to eight years old, but I have to say, I and my kids had fun looking for the monsters too, and they are 11 and 14 years old now:)) and will be perfect for teaching them about different cities (maybe before a visit to that city).
I have read a few of the books in this series already and these are the next ones (and am sure, more coming in the future that I will look forward to, even though I have kids who are 11+). My review about the initial books in the series (which also applies to these books) is here.
A Search-and-Find Book
by Anne Paradis
Washington D.C. Monsters
A Search-and-Find Bookby Rebecca K. Moeller, illustrated by Lucile Danis Drouot
Reading Level: 3 – 8 years (and all ages!!)
Reread Level: 4/5
Disclaimer: Thank you to NetGalley for providing digital review copies of these books.
Note: Both books go towards the ‘It’s Monday! What are You Reading?’ meme hosted over at Teach Mentor Texts. Check out other great reads for children by clicking on the link above.
I just finished reading ‘When the Moon was Ours’ and that review will come here next week.
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8 thoughts on “Review: Monsters Galore (City Monsters Series: Search and Find Books)”
My great grandson is 9 but he would love this book!
Given the plethora of lobbyists and crooked politicians in the DC area (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is replete), I am not sure any of my grandchildren need additional choices. 🙂
I admit it’s an interesting concept, though…
Ha ha, that is true, Roy! but these are way cuter than the ones you are talking about, and choose these in-this-book-cute ones over them
Checking on our state now, this is a great Christmas gift!
that is true 🙂 books always make the best gifts…
Awh, this looks so cute! I have a 4 year old that I babysit for that I know would love this!
thank you Gloria and yes – this would be perfect for that age..
These look so cute!!! I’ll have to add those to my list of things to buy — we are having our first in March!