Monsters And Water Beasts

Summary:

The Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, Mermaids, the Big Bird of Texas, and others. We've heard about them all. Every so often a sighting of an indescribable being sets off a rash of stories about the existence of monsters and water beasts. This book provides a brief description of nine monsters/water beasts and shares facts and fables about their existence.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Monsters, good or evil, real or imagined, pique the curiosity of pre-teen youngsters. This book will delight young readers, raise a lot of questions, and spark some intriguing and imaginative stories and art work

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Parent Reaction

This is a valuable work. Adolescents are intrigued and excited by things that scare them out of their wits. This book meets the reader’s needs for information and at the same time appropriately tickles her/his imagination.

Type of Book:
This is a non-fiction collection that offers the stories of mythical creatures and monsters.
Educational Themes:

The book's primary goal is to provide information about monsters. The scientific information provided will help allay student fears and anxieties about monsters. The goal to stimulate children’s imagination can be achieved by using the stories and illustrations as starting points for writing and telling stories, drawing monsters, creating puppet shows, and organizing trips to museums etc.

Reading Level:
6.3
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
11 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, and expect to renew it ... often. “Monsters” and their exploits are frequently the subject of conversations among young children. Kids of all ages find them scary but exciting too.

Title Monsters and Water Beasts
Author Karen Hokanson Miller
Publisher Henry Holt and Company © 2007
Illustrators Sergio Ruzzier
ISBN 0805079025
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.95
Genres Mythology
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