Monday, March 14, 2011

Book Review: Monkey Made Dream

Title: Monkey Made Dream

By: Tom Listul and Heather Listul Hewitt

Published by: Trafford Publishing Date: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-4269-4986-9


Ages: 4-8

Rating: 4 stars

Reviewed by: VS Grenier


One morning, a little girl wakes up and finds a big surprise. Her little brother is missing and a monkey is sleeping in his bed. No one thinks it’s strange to see a monkey eating breakfast, wearing her brother’s clothes or going to school.

Overall thoughts:

This is one fun bedtime/anytime story to read with children. My oldest daughter is nicknamed “Monkey Girl” and she just loved reading a book about a little brother who changed into a monkey…or did he? I can’t tell you the end, but what I can tell you is we really enjoyed reading this book. I read it twice in one night and then was asked to read it again the next day. Both my girls loved the whimsical illustrations and the captivating storyline with a simple rhythm and rhyme that any child learning to read can follow along or even practice reading.

Tom Listul wrote this book with his daughter Heather Listul Hewitt when she was eight years old and you can see the influence of a child’s mind on every page. So come along and enjoy one girl’s magical day filled with twists and turns as she discovers dreams can come true!

In addition: Tom Listul and Heather Listul Hewitt have written a song to go with their book. I’ve listened to it with my girls. It’s one children will enjoy over and over again. Plus, parents won’t mind it playing all day long. It’s that good.

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