Easily one of the cutest picture books I’ve ever seen, There’s a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher and illustrated by Greg Abbott will be the next bedtime story hit.
With the irresistible pull of Herve 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.
Filled with interactive and hands-on instructions to try and kick the monster out of the pages, this book is sure to delight young readers and listeners, and the adults reading along with them. In some ways, this was reminiscent of one of my childhood favorites, The Monster at the End of This Book — but what There’s a Monster in Your Book does so successfully is engage even the littlest listeners in the story. They are invited to participate with the story and interact with each page: shaking, blowing, and shouting to coerce the monster out of the book!
And just as Fletcher’s writing engages readers, so too do Abbott’s illustrations, with charming reactions from the monster to each tactic engaged to try and kick him out of the pages. Together, they really bring the story to life. And just as the reader is asked to get the monster out of the book — the very act of engaging with the story so thoroughly truly brings the reader into the pages.
There’s a Monster in Your Book really captures the magic of what reading is and should be. It delights, entertains and sparks the imagination. It is in stores now.