Thursday, June 13, 2013

Review: Peek-a-Boo Monsters by Charles Reasoner


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
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.

MY TAKE:
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 GOOD:

  1. The layout is creative.
  2. The monsters are cute.
  3. The rhymes used to introduce the monsters actually work well.

THE BAD:

  1. The illustrations might not appeal to all kids.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Peek-a-boo
MONSTERS,
BIG and small...

READ IT IF:

  1. Your child likes monsters.
  2. Your child likes books that have cut-out windows.
  3. Your child likes rhymes.

RATING:
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