Saturday, 23 May 2015

Review: A Monster's Moved In by Timothy Knapman and Loretta Schauer

Publisher: Little Tiger Press
Format: Large hardcover
Released: March 2nd, 2015
Rating: 8.5/10

Amazon summary:

It's raining and Barnaby is bored. Then he has a brilliant idea: he's going to make a den. "But a monster might move in!" say Mum and Dad. Barnaby's den is made of cushions and bits of sofa - far too cosy for a monster. But playing by himself isn't much fun and soon Barnaby wishes a monster would move in. BIG MISTAKE! 


I've been lucky enough to read some brilliant picture books recently, including A Monster's Moved In by Timothy Knapman and Loretta Schauer. Picture books about monsters and other creatures are my absolute favourites, so I was excited to read this one. It didn't disappoint!

Barnaby is bored one day and makes a den, even though his mum and dad warn him that a monster might move in. Nothing happens until he wishes for a monster, and one turns up! Burple is quite little, green and come complete with a very unusual packed lunch. Burple and Barnaby have a great day out and make wonderful friends, thoroughly enjoying each other's company and whiling away a day of boredom and rain.

This is a great little story written by Timothy Knapman; the text isn't too much and there are enough big words that children will learn something new from reading it. Loretta Schauer provides the colourful illustrations of Barnaby, Burple and their many adventures, and they're great to look at. Burple is my favourite, I must admit!

A Monster's Moved In is a fantastic picture book that I really enjoyed reading, and I'm glad I got to spend time with Barnaby and his new monster friend. Any bored children are in for a treat with this one, as it's guaranteed to hold their attention for at least a couple of reads. I hope we might see Barnaby and Burple again one day!

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