Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Monster Academy by Yolen and Stemple - OPTIONAL

Monster Academy by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illustrated by John McKinley.  PICTURE BOOK.  Blue Sky Press (Scholastic), September 2018. $17.



The little monsters are off to school, but a new monster has joined their class and they are especially mean and monstery.  The others don’t know what to do with this monster whose only word seems to be “NO”.

The illustrations of the various minsters is really the highlight of this book.  The teacher is a mummy who is cursed to rhyme when she talks, so the back and forth between rhyming and not rhyming was off-putting for me. I wanted the teacher to stop talking so that I could just enjoy the story.  Kids will enjoy looking at the pictures for sure.

Cindy, Middle School Librarian

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