Monday, February 29, 2016

Monster and Son by David Larochelle –ADVISABLE

Lorochelle, David Monster and Son Chronicle, 2016. $16.99 PICTURE BOOK
A book about father’s and son’s, this story features a harmonious and wholesome story about a day in the life of a father and son. The pictures tell a different story as they show a wide variety of monster dads and monsters sons acting out the words of the story. For example eating a snack together is show as eating a car and campsite as Sasquatch’s.
This is a fun book! I like using these kind of books in lessons about the elements of a picture book; I will read just the words and talk about it, then re-read it and show the pictures. (Sam and Dave dig a hole is a good on for this too). The illustrations are stellar and fun to look at without being too scary. I don’t know if any dads will object to boys being portrayed as monsters though.
EL(K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author

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