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?

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.
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.

Pros:

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

Cons:

None.


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