Review by The Mole
This illustrated book of poems is aimed at the younger reader.
It's difficult with a poetry book to find a lot to say and with a children's collection even more so. Such a collection should be fun, easily readable in language that youngsters can read and it should be laid out in a style that appeals to them to keep them reading and saying "One more and then I'll put the book down". This book does all of that.
The illustrations appear along side of each poem and highlight the funny side of each poem in a cartoon-like way.
The title of the book is also the title of the first poem and as you start to read them you could be forgiven for thinking that all the poems are about monsters. Read on and you will find the subject matter changes with the poems grouped by subject matter. With over 50 poems in the book there is bound to be something to suit every child.
And the child in me hasn't disappeared yet so I found myself enjoying this collection far more than I expected to.
A really nice collection for children of all ages... well 6-11 and 20-110 at least.
Publisher - Frances Lincoln
Genre - Children's Poetry
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