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There's a monster in your book
2017
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Encourages the reader to shake, tilt, and wiggle the book to remove the little monster inside, but once it is out, another problem arises. - (Baker & Taylor)

An interactive read-aloud by the award-winning songwriter and co-author of the Dinosaur That Pooped picture books features an exuberant little monster who invites children to tilt, spin and shake the book to tire themselves out before bedtime. - (Baker & Taylor)

Shake, wiggle, and tickle the monster out of this book&;an interactive bedtime read-aloud by a YouTube star, musician, and children&;s book author!

With the irresistible pull of Hervé Tullet&;s Press Here and the charm of The Monster at the End of This Book, Tom Fletcher&;s inviting interactive read-aloud will have kids tilting, spinning, and shaking the book to get the adorable little monster out! That&;s right! He&;s out of the book . . . and in their room somewhere. Uh-oh!!
 
The co-author of the Dinosaur That Pooped series has created a monster that readers will fall in love with&;and want to play with&;again and again! It will get your own little monster tuckered out and snuggled in!
 
Tom Fletcher has a huge social-media presence, with over a million followers on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. His videos &;Buzz and the Dandelions&; and &;My Wedding Speech&; went viral and have been viewed tens of millions of times all over the world.

"Playful, engaging, and full of opportunities for empathy&;a raucous storytime hit." &;Kirkus Reviews  - (Random House, Inc.)

Author Biography

TOM FLETCHER is an award-winning songwriter, as well as a children&;s author, YouTube star, daddy, and McFly band member. He has a huge social-media presence, and his viral videos have been featured on Good Morning America. He and his bandmate Dougie Poynter are the co-authors of the Dinosaur That Pooped picture books, which have sold over one million copies in England. Tom is married to the author Giovanna Fletcher, and they have two children. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter at @TomFletcher and on YouTube at youtube.com/user/tommcflytwitter.

Illustrator Bio:
 
GREG ABBOTT is an illustrator and graphic designer based in West Sussex, England. In addition to children&;s books, he has created prints, apparel, toys, greeting cards, and other merchandise. Visit him on Tumblr at gregabbott.tumblr.com. - (Random House, Inc.)

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Horn Book Guide Reviews

This interactive book (think [cf2]Press Here[cf1] meets [cf2]The Monster at the End of This Book[cf1]) has readers shaking pages and otherwise trying to expel a mischievous monster from "your book." But when he escapes "into your room," the book may be the better option. The directions are engaging, the monster is cute, and the illustrations include clever details such as the monster trying to turn back pages. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Kirkus Reviews

Readers try to dislodge a monster from the pages of this emotive and interactive read-aloud."OH NO!" the story starts. "There's a monster in your book!" The blue, round-headed monster with pink horns and a pink-tipped tail can be seen cheerfully munching on the opening page. "Let's try to get him out," declares the narrator. Readers are encouraged to shake, tilt, and spin the book around, while the monster careens around an empty background looking scared and lost. Viewers are exhorted to tickle the monster's feet, blow on the page, and make a really loud noise. Finally, shockingly, it works: "Now he's in your room!" But clearly a monster in your book is safer than a monster in your room, so he's coaxed back into the illustrations and lulled to sleep, curled up under one page and cuddling a bit of another like a child with their blankie. The monster's entirely cute appearance and clear emotional reactions to his treatment add to the interactive aspect, and some young readers might even resist the instructions to avoid hurting their new pal. Children will be brought along on the monster's journey, going from excited, noisy, and wiggly to calm and steady (one can hope). Playful, engaging, and full of opportunities for empathy—a raucous storytime hit. (Picture book. 2-7) Copyright Kirkus 2017 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.

School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 1—A monster has invaded this book! He looks innocent enough, and yet he is already tearing it apart. That is where readers come in. The goal is to dislodge the little critter by following the instructions and shaking the book, tickling the monster's feet, blowing on him, tilting the pages, and spinning the book around. The monster rolls and reels around each spread in an adorable "dance," before disappearing altogether. Or at least he would have, if not for the giggle-worthy twist at the end. All the instructions are simple enough for a toddler to participate in, however, some pages ask readers to perform an action "and turn the page." Young readers can also depend on visual cues for clarity, such as the font used for action words, and a single motion line that reveals the results of the actions. The monster, with his blue fur and striped T-shirt, is always easy to spot against the grainy white, yellow, and red backgrounds, which mimic the look of book paper. VERDICT A fun interactive book, great for a bedtime read with toddlers.—Rachel Forbes, Oakville Public Library, Ont.

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