I have a terrible habit of buying BookBairn little gifts when she is poorly - I'd just do anything to make her feel better and it so...

There's a Monster in Your Book

Thursday, July 27, 2017 BookBairn Blog 16 Comments

I have a terrible habit of buying BookBairn little gifts when she is poorly - I'd just do anything to make her feel better and it soothes my guilt that she somehow became poorly in the first place whilst 'under my watch'. I know it's irrational and expensive but I can't help myself. So when I had to trek to a pharmacy half an hours drive from home to pick up the second part of a prescription I couldn't resist a new release book that I just barely needed an excuse to buy.

'There's a Monster in Your Book' by Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott is my newest discovery in interactive books that really throw children inside the story. In a style similar to the little rabbit series, Bunny Slopes and Tap the Magic Tree, children are encouraged to touch and manipulate the pages of the book to make the story come to life.

There is a little blue monster trapped inside the book and it's your little reader's job to get him out of the book. You have to try shaking, twisting, blowing and shouting at him. But what happens? He runs away, of course. Out of the book, of course. But what does that mean? It means he's in your room, of course. Argh! Little ones don't want a monster in their room. Fortunately it doesn't end there or we'd have a whole generation of toddlers terrified to sleep at night. At first, BookBairn was quite worried about this but we kept reading on with her trusted lion toy cuddled close to her chest. You have to shout for him to come back, and quietly tuck him into bed inside the book. BookBairn then makes us place the book gently in her brother's cot (he's still sleeping in his crib in our room) and tuck a blanket over the book. She really likes this little monster.

And no wonder, he is adorably illustrated! He's blue and wears a black and white striped jumper (making me think of a cartoon criminal!) and he's kinda cute. For a monster. And he's the only thing  of the pages, except a read line to help indicate the movement. But he's a very expressive little monster. (I say he, because the book says 'he' in the text but I don't think it would lose any value if you read 'she' instead - a girl monster could be blue too!)


This really is a great book for bedtime! And nap time! And well any time really. Such a fun story, it even made our poorly girl smile!


Be careful, there's a monster in this book!
Love Mummy and BookBairn xx






16 comments:

  1. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed reading this with BookBairn. She sat on the floor while I held the book in front and she knew how to respond to each part of the text! It was fabulous ans she enjoyed it (nearly as much as G'ma).

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    1. Glad you enjoyed this one too! You can read it any time x

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  2. She deserved it. Poor wee mite. Glad she has recovered and is feeling better now and I look forward to reading this book with her. The monster can be a girl in my book.

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    1. Good to know you would have done the same thing and spoiled her! x

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  3. I keep resisting the urge to buy this book. It looks great so perhaps I'll just give in! I hope BookBairn is feeling better soon.

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  4. I really want this book, for the kids obviously ;) Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

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    1. It's so good! Your youngest will love it!

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  5. This post makes me wish my girls were younger so I could buy this book for them!

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  6. This book looks and sounds lovely. It sounds like perfect medicine :o)

    #ReadWithMe

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    1. Books are definitely my kind of medicine!

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  7. Books like this are always so much fun. Hope bookbairn is feeling better now, lots of cuddly story times will have helped no doubt. We have those monster dungarees, so cute! #readwithme

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    1. I love them - we could only get a small size in the sale so he will have outgrown them in no time. Books and cuddles are the best cure for sure!

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