________________ CM . . . . Volume IX Number 18. . . . May 9, 2003

cover The Monster Who Loved Books.

Keith Faulkner. Illustrated by Jonathan Lambert.
New York, NY: Orchard Books (distributed in Canada by Scholastic Canada), 2002.
12 pp., cloth, $15.99.
ISBN 0-439-34099-3.

Preschool / Ages 2-6.

Review by Lorraine Douglas.

**** /4

excerpt:

One night Bradley was downstairs in his dad's bookstore.

"Oh! This book's been bitten!" said Bradley. Then he heard a strange noise in the store.

CHOMP! .MUNCH!

Keith Faulkner and Jonathan Lambert have once again teamed up to create another great pop-up story for sharing. Here, a young boy, Bradley, hears a lot of lip smacking sounds in his dad's bookstore. Peeking out, he sees a big blue monster eating the books. Bradley tries to read to the monster - first a nursery rhyme, then a fairy tale and then an animal story. The tired boy goes to bed leaving a tiny book called "The Monster who Loved Books" on his tummy. The story ends asking if Bradley had really met a monster.

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     Keith Falulkner has written several other pop-ups with great sound effect words like The Mouse Who Ate Bananas (Brainwaves, 2000).

     The Monster Who Loved Books is perfect for library story times. Each page has bright bold cartoon style illustrations and an angle-fold pop-up construction with figures like the monster of the big bad wolf in a red cape dramatically rising above the page. This attractive and appealing story is perfect for library story times. Highly recommended for story time use.

Highly Recommended.

Lorraine Douglas is the Administrative Coordinator of Youth Services at the Winnipeg Public Library in Winnipeg, MB.

 

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