Friday, October 14, 2011

Book Review: When Monsters Get Lonely by Author Maha Huneidi


When Monsters Get Lonely

Author: Maha Huneidi

Illustrator: Karen McDonald

ISBN: 13-978-1461063070

2011

Monsters tend to come out after dark but this story has a different spin. Hannah is afraid of  the dark because the monster comes out and scares her. Grandma tells her that she can choose to be afraid or she can make a different choice. 

The author does a wonderful job of helping the reader see how it is a choice to be afraid and a choice to be joyful. Hannah learns to make the choice to see the monster in a different light discovering that the monster isn't there to scare her but is there because he is lonely.

This is one of my favorite books. It is a delightful read, has a life lesson woven throughout the text, and has an imaginative ending. Children will have a new attitude about bedtime after reading this comforting bedtime story.

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