Who says monsters are scary? This monster is ready to count toys! Delightfully goofy, rhyming text engages the youngest readers as they learn to count from 1 to 10.
From the Monster Knows Math series. For ages 2-4.
About the Author:
First-time author Lori Capote is a former newspaper reporter and editor. She lives in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two children.
About the Illustrator:
Chip Wass has created characters, illustrations, and logos for Disney, Nick at Nite, Cartoon Network, Target, The New York Times, ESPN, and Entertainment Weekly among others. he is currently writing and illustrating a novel for young readers.
This book is a really fun way to teach little kids about counting.
In Monster Knows Numbers, a little monster shows a few things that can be found inside his room. The objects are presented through rhymes.
The rhymes are okay and so are the illustrations, but their combination makes something greater than the sum of their parts. The illustrations fit the words well, and the bright colors used make the book appear much happier.
I didn't find the monster himself to be cute, though, and I think some kids may find the idea of monsters to be too scary for them. However, if your child liked Monsters Inc., then he or she should be okay as the monster in this book looks a little bit like Mike Wazowski.
Thanks to NetGalley and Picture Window Books for the e-ARC. Publication date of Monster Knows Numbers is on February 1, 2013.
- The colors are bright.
- The combination of the rhymes and the illustrations make this a solid book.
- Kids will learn to count.
- Some kids may not like the look of the monster.
Look at all these great things.
Time to PLAY, don't you think?
READ IT IF:
- Your child likes Monsters, Inc.
- You want to teach your child how to count.
- Your kid likes colorful books.