Friday, October 21, 2011
Book Review: When Monsters Get Lonely by Maha Huneidi
Here is a review of one of the best books for 2011 and Halloween is a good time to tell bedtime stories with happy endings.
When Monsters Get Lonely
Author: Maha Huneidi
Illustrator: Karen McDonald
Monsters tend to come out after dark but this story has a different spin. Hannah is afraid of the dark because the monster comes out and scares her. Grandma tells her that she can choose to be afraid or she can make a different choice.
The author does a wonderful job of helping the reader see how it is a choice to be afraid and a choice to be joyful. Hannah learns to make the choice to see the monster in a different light discovering that the monster isn't there to scare her but is there because he is lonely.
This is one of my favorite books. It is a delightful read, has a life lesson woven throughout the text, and has an imaginative ending. Children will have a new attitude about bedtime after reading this comforting bedtime story.