Monday, February 26, 2018

"Beware the monster" - a bookwrap


"Beward the monster!" 

Authored by Michaël Escoffier
Illustrated by Amandine Piu
Translated by Paula Ayer

Ages:  3-5
Grade Level:  PS-1
Publisher: Annick Press (April 10, 2018) 

“This funny and energetic story is a worthy addition to the pantheon of meta monster books, offering its own unique fillips of delight.” —Kirkus Reviews, 02/03/18

(Kirkus Reviews)

Unwrapping some fun illustrations to take a peek at

About the book

This fun book will delight little ones as they discover a not-too-scary monster who loves to devour everything in sight.  He gobbles up apples, leaves, trees, and even the poor cows that are innocently standing by... oh my!!!  What a ravenous appetite he has!!!

After his tummy is full from all his binging he turns his attention to the reader and decides there may still be room in his tummy for dessert... you!!!  His most favourite delicacy of all is a yummy, scrumptious, to-die-for kid!!! Will he carry through with his plan and gulp you down too?  Should you run? 

The fun book will not have your child scared in the least but will have him giggling and entertained to the max.  The author has created an ongoing dialogue with the reader using such lines as, "I think you'd better hide" and "Here he comes! Close the book!" engaging your child on every page.  

The illustrations are full of detail, action, excitement and playfulness.  Young kids will love it for sure.  I highly recommend this book.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!

Introducing the author

Michaël Escoffier was born in 1970 in France. He lives in Lyon, where he divides his time teaching, writing, and being a dad. He has written over 70 books, many of which have been translated worldwide.

About the illustrator

Amandine Piu was born in 1982 in Sardinia, Italy, and studied visual arts in Lyon and later in Strasbourg, France. 

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