Saturday 21 November 2020

BOOK REVIEW: You're Not My Monster by Sigal Adler

You're Not My Monster
Author: Sigal Adler
Genre: Picture Book
Publication Date: 7 December 2017

Book Description:
Help Kids Overcome their Fears

When little Dan started to sleep on his own His parents were proud of how much he’d grown They gave him a monster, a sweet little doll To prove to the world – he was not scared at all!

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This was an interesting and cute bedtime story about young Dan, whose parents gift him a toy monster as a sign of showing him how proud they were of him that he was now sleeping on his own. When Dan goes for a drink one night, he returns to his room to find his toy monster gone, and in its place stood a giant monster that looked identical to his toy monster. This monster, it appears, swallowed Dan's monster so it could grow. After spewing out a series of identical-looking monsters, the giant monster returns Dans monster to him.

This was an enjoyable read, and I loved the illustrations, so colourful and detailed. I will say that the idea of returning to ones room to a monstrous surprise might intimidate children who are in fact terrified of sleeping on their own, so Im not sure if the message of bravery and how to overcome ones fear will relay well with or be well received by children of that mindset, but I do like how little Dan handled the dilemma he was facing. The fact that he demanded his toy monster back shows he had overcome his fear.

Another good read by Adler.


Award: Silver
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
Source: Own copy

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