Hodgkinson, Leigh The Big Monster Snorey Book Nosy Crow (Candlewick), 2015. $16.99 PICTURE BOOK
A little monster records the sound of some really big monsters as they sleep noisily. From snoring to clacking of toenails, they are a very loud group of sleeping monsters. Now it’s time for the big monsters to wake up and they are very hungry. Why did the little monster record the sounds and will that be enough to save him from becoming breakfast?
Stellar illustrations that are incredibly bright fill oversize pages. At first read, I thought the story was really cute and fun, but the more I thought about it, I decided that it would be great for a lesson on sound. Students could try out for the roles and try to create the noises, then sort of act out the story as it was being read. Would make a fun little play too!
EL (K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.