Monster Boy and the Scary Scouts

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Children's Literature - Christine Cassello
Marty Onster is a monster but he looks like a boy. He goes to school with children. One boy, Bart Ully, calls him names. Marty ignores them, but his monster parents (who do look like monsters), are disappointed with him. His father tells him he should have eaten Bart. They decide to send Marty to Scary Camp where he will learn to be a real monster. Marty does not want to go but has no choice. At the camp, Marty does learn to growl, but he mostly hides. He overhears the other monsters planning to attack the Super Scouts camp, Happy Camp. He knows that Bart is a Super Scout. Marty sneaks out of Camp Scary and into Camp Happy to warn them. But when he hears Bart talking to the other Super Scouts about the strange kid in his class and insulting him, he gets angry. He turns into a real monster, roaring at them and scaring them away. When the other monsters arrive, they are disappointed that they did not have a chance to scare the Super Scouts, but Marty's dad is proud of his son for becoming a real monster at last. The illustrations of the monsters in the book are similar to Where the Wild Things Are and should amuse, not frighten children. A page in the back of the book called "Contain Your Inner Monster Tips from Marty Onster" tells children what to do if they are being bullied and picked on and encourages non-aggression. Reviewer: Christine Cassello
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602707788
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Monster Boy Set 2
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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