Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Book Review: Mrs Mo's Monster by Paul Beavis

mrsmosmonster_FrontcoverOne day there was a knock at the front door.

Mr. Mo was gardening, so Mrs. Mo went to see who it might be...

A monster with a one-track mind meets his match in an elderly lady called Mrs Mo. With Mrs Mo’s help, the monster is surprised to discover that he can do more than he ever thought – but that’s not the only surprise Mrs Mo has in store…

Mrs. Mo's Monster is a fun and energetic picture book that both children and adults will enjoy. The illustrations are lively and full of life with occasional starker images which perfectly reflect the monster's behaviour and eventual change in attitude. 

Throughout the book Mrs. Mo demonstrates limitless patience and encourages the monster to try new things and by doing so the monster discovers that there is something else he can do besides "crunch, munch and chew". There is also an emphasis on using good manners which is something I'm always reminding R about.

I found the ending to be particularly amusing and I'm sure other parents will too.

Get your copy here.


Unknown said...

I love that gem of a picture books that can be loved by parents AND kids.

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Keith Schoch said...

For whatever reason, kids can't get enough monster books! Just so much fun to poke at things that ordinarily are meant to scare us.

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