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Monster & Son

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Monstrously funny -- and sweet -- book perfect for bedtime.

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These wild creatures leave quite a mess in their wake as they enjoy a full day of fun together, but their delight in each other's company is contagious. Author David LaRochelle addresses MONSTER AND SON to readers, with special affection for the youngest ones: "You woke me with a monstrous roar, my brave and fearless son, and led the way that filled our day with rough and rowdy fun." Joey Chou's digital artwork is full of gorgeous hues and clever touches -- two creatures from the black lagoon go fishing in a stream, while the legs of oblivious swimmers dangle above them; a furious princess scowls at the dragons who've set her castle ablaze; cats wait to pounce on the balls of wrappings as a young mummy gets ready for bed.

This heartwarming bedtime book is a wonderful way to assure children that they're loved deeply and fiercely -- even when they behave a little monstrously.

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