Chronicles Of The Monster Detective Agency, Volume 1

Summary:

Will Allen, a fifth grader, has some serious problems: monsters under his bed. Things get complicated because Will’s parents don't take his problem seriously. Will and his friend Jeannine decide they need professional help. He called the Monster Detective Agency and hired Bigelow Hawkins to eliminate the problem. The team went right to work but the monsters were not ready to leave their haunts.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

People, monsters, and strange events collide to make this a page-turner for kids learning to read.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Student 1: I picked this because it looked like a good book. The fun part about this book is that it is a mystery and it is a funny book. I wish the author would have made the monster more realistic. The book is OK, but there should be more action in it.
student 2: I picked this book because I like to read some things about monsters. I think this was good from the start and I was able to get into it from the beginning, which I like. I liked the book because it teaches kids that there is no such thing as monsters. I don't think bringing Sherlock Holmes into the story is good. The other thing I didn't like is pretending the bear is the monster. That kid was too scared.

Parent Reaction

The purpose of this book and the Accelereader program of which it is a part, is to help children read. The author has chosen to accomplish the goal by providing funny and zany characters, bizarre situations, and some very scary monsters. The only thing that the author can do to make the book better in the reader’s point of view is to serve it with ice cream cones.

Young Reader Reaction

student 2: I picked this book because I like to read some things about monsters. I think this was good from the start and I was able to get into it from the beginning, which I like. I liked the book because it teaches kids that there is no such thing as monsters. I don't think bringing Sherlock Holmes into the story is good. The other thing I didn't like is pretending the bear is the monster. That kid was too scared.

Type of Book:
This is an illustrated adventure mystery for elementary-level readers.
Educational Themes:

The purpose of the book and the series is to provide materials that will help young students to read. This particular book is aimed at preteen audience and the materials selected focus on things that the age group traditionally finds funny, zany, or gross.

Reading Level:
3.9
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 10
Age of child:
Read by two students at Robbinsdale Cooper High School, New Hope, MN. This was part of our Use Your ABCs classroom literacy project.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This book is fun read, sure to be a hit with the intended audience.

Title Will Allen and the Great Monster Detective
About

Chronicles Of The Monster Detective Agency, Volume 1

Author Jason Edwards
Publisher Rogue Bear Press © 2007
Illustrators Jeffrey Friedman
ISBN 9780978951207
Material Hard Cover
Cost $5.95
Genres Adventure, Mystery, Humor
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