The Monster Trap

Summary:

Paddy loved his grandfather, but he wasn't sure about staying at his house by himself. As night fell, Paddy's fears grew ... especially after he heard a monster. So Pop and Paddy started building traps, each one becoming more sophisticated in hopes the could catch them. What would happen if one really worked?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story and illustrations combine to make a whimsical, creative take on that age-old problem of monsters coming out at night.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

This was a must-read in our house for several weeks; even well past Halloween.

Parent Reaction

What a fun story. Even after LOTS and LOTS of reading, we continued to enjoy reading this book. The dark illustrations lend both to the setting and suspense of the story.

Type of Book:
This is a picture book about turning the tables on the monsters kids see at night.
Educational Themes:

You could have lots of fun thinking about and creating stories about the monsters in your home ... and how you would trap them!

Reading Level:
2.7
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 10
Age of child:
Started reading with 5-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is a fun bedtime story. It has monsters (which kids love) but turns the table on them making way for a positive response when you turn out the lights.

Title The Monster Trap
About
Author Dean Morrissey
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers © 2006
Illustrators Dean Morrissey
ISBN 0060525002
Material Paperback
Cost $6.99
Genres Adventure, Fantasy
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