Friday, 18 January 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Bobby and the Monsters by Marie Blair

Bobby and the Monsters
Author: Marie Blair
Genre: Picture Book

Book Description:
There’s a monster under Bobby’s bed. No, wait, make that three monsters! Three colourful mischief makers who come out every night to mess with his socks, tug at his sheets, and make noises in the dark until he’s too scared to sleep. But fear not! There’s really no need to worry, because Bobby’s Mom has known all about these cute little beasties for ages, and she shows him that they’re not so bad after all. Join Bobby and the monsters for this gentle bedtime journey that’s sure to keep the nightmares at bay. Marie’s rich rhymes and Viktoriia’s delightful illustrations will have your little ones giggling and leave them ready for peaceful dreams. 

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A very cute picture book with wonderful illustrations. Young Bobby isn't too keen on going to bed because of the all the noisy monsters who like playing tricks on him. His mum reassures him that they mean him no harm and that they're just having fun with him.

What I especially liked about this book was the not-so-usual approach the author takes when it comes to reassuring kids about monsters. It was nice to see this light-hearted approach. Instead of telling Bobby that monsters aren't real, his mum decides to teach him how to deal with things that are out of his control and how to see things from different points of view.

A good bedtime story for all kids.


Award: Gold
Rating: 4 out of 5
Source: Book Sirens

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