Monday, August 4, 2014

Monster Party! - By Annie Bach

Monster Party
By Annie Bach

Monster's invited - and monster's delighted! Come and join the monster bash. There's spinning and pinning, high-fiving and jiving, and munching, crunching, and buggy-food lunching. But when it all ends, Monster must leave his fun-loving friends. There's crying and sighing - until Monster discovers a happy surprise waiting for him at home. This wacky celebration will be a hit with kids!

Annie Bach is an author, artist, and designer who has written and illustrated Night-night, Forest Friends (Grosset and Dunlap). She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband, daughter, and two pugs.

Sterling Children's Books
Ages 2-5

My Thoughts:
My daughter and I had a wonderful time reading this book together at bedtime! She is five and this book really connected with her. Much like Monster, she is always very excited to go to a party or friend's house. She loves every moment of fun until the party is done. Then the tears start and the "I don't want to go homes." But it is very hard to reason with a 5 year old.... even when they know, deep down, that there will be fun events to go to again.

This book was the perfect reminder for her that you don't need to cry when the fun is done. She was able to see that connection and I think it will be a good talking point for us before the next special event that she won't want to leave. We will be able to remember our friend Monster and how his tears weren't necessary! 

* I received a free copy of this book in order to facilitate an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.


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