Monsters hide throughout this die-cut book from Charles Reasoner. As you read the simple verse, small windows give you a peek at the creatures on the next page. Each spread reveals more adorable monsters!
From the Charles Reasoner Peek-a-Book Books series. For ages 1-3.
*Topics are great for Halloween promotions: monsters, ghosts, pirates, dinosaurs, and fairies are all popular costumes
*Die-cut windows allow the reader to see a little bit more of each scene as they flip the pages
About the Author:
Charles Reasoner has been creating and illustrating best-selling children’s books for nearly 30 years. Chuck’s
imaginative and fun-filled illustrations are colorful evidence of his belief that reading stimulates a child’s future creativity.
I appreciate books that get creative with their layout and presentation.
In Peek-a-Boo Monsters, we meet different monsters and get peeks at the next monsters via small windows on the current page.
Because I only had an e-copy of the book, some of the magic and effect was lost since I could only see a white background on the part that was cut out and I could only guess which part of the next monster was visible on the next page.
The monsters were cute, although I don't think they'd be a perfect fit for the Monsters, Inc. universe. The book is very colorful and the coloring matches the cartoon-ish style used for the illustrations.
Thanks to NetGalley and Picture Window Books for the e-ARC. Publication date of Peek-a-Boo Monsters is on August 1, 2013.
- The layout is creative.
- The monsters are cute.
- The rhymes used to introduce the monsters actually work well.
- The illustrations might not appeal to all kids.
BIG and small...
READ IT IF:
- Your child likes monsters.
- Your child likes books that have cut-out windows.
- Your child likes rhymes.