Minerva the Monsterby Wednesday Kirwan
Marvelous Minerva�s back�and more �monstrously� delightful than ever. When she first appeared in last year�s Nobody Notices Minerva, critics and children instantly took the irrepressible, irresistible Boston terrier to their hearts. Mischievous, playful, and more than a little bit naughty, she thoroughly embodied the lovable spirit of a toddler.
Now, Wednesday Kirwan has done it again, as Minerva dons a monster costume�and starts behaving like one, too. Whenever Mom asks her to eat her green beans or Dad tells her to put on her pajamas, she just growls and says that monsters don�t do that! But Minerva is about to find out that sometimes being a real child is better than being an imaginary beast.
Minerva the Boston terrier (or, in this case, terror) is back. Having declared herself a monster at the start of the story, she makes a fearsome paper-plate mask and takes on a new persona. As a monster, Minerva says, she doesn't have to help with chores, eat green beans, or wear pajamas (the latter due to her thick monster fur). Although being a monster is liberating, it is also isolating: monsters don't play games, eat peanut butter cookies, or get tucked into bed. As in Nobody Notices Minerva (Sterling, 2007), the patience of her parents steers the rambunctious child toward making a decision that resolves the situation satisfactorily for all. Children will appreciate that Minerva is allowed her monster personality and then welcomed so readily back. The gouache and colored-pencil illustrations are crisp, bright, and full of mischief, much like Minerva herself. This book will be a hit with readers who already know the protagonist and a treat for those meeting her for the first time.-Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA
- Sterling Publishing
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 7 Years
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Minerva is a very cute little monster, I mean tiger... reminds me of my boston :)