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Monsters Love School
     

Monsters Love School

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by Mike Austin
 

Celebrate the beginning of school with hilarious, energetic monsters in Monsters Love School from picture-book author-illustrator Mike Austin. Summer is over, and now it's time for the biggest adventure of all . . . Monster School! Join these colorful monsters as they go to school for the first time. Reading and writing and learning your monster history

Overview

Celebrate the beginning of school with hilarious, energetic monsters in Monsters Love School from picture-book author-illustrator Mike Austin. Summer is over, and now it's time for the biggest adventure of all . . . Monster School! Join these colorful monsters as they go to school for the first time. Reading and writing and learning your monster history has never been so much fun! Fans of Monsters Love Colors and others will love this exciting picture book.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
05/26/2014
The pickle-shaped monsters introduced in Austin’s Monsters Love Colors demonstrate how great school is. A scribbly blue monster, however, clutches his lunchbox in wide-eyed terror as his more upbeat friends pass the gangly crossing guard. But once Blue makes a superhero mask, learns about “Our Founding Monsters” during Mrs. Hiss’s “Hissstory classs,” and takes part in Singing Club, he has a change of heart: “I love Monster School!” By human standards, it’s a pretty sudden transformation, but readers with similar trepidations may still find encouragement. Ages 4–8. (July)
Children's Literature - Danielle Travis
Summer has come to an end, and what do you know? It’s time for school! Only this is not regular school—it’s Monster school! And just like any human child, monster children are nervous about their first day. They want to make sure they have all their school supplies and create a checklist so that they do not miss anything. Along with the excitement also come the first-day jitters—do not worry, though; the friendly monster teachers will help the children learn their alphabet and numbers. At the end of the day, the little monsters not only learn interesting facts, but they make friends and have fun along the way. Overall, this is a well-written children’s book. It is playful while still showing the importance of school. The monsters are not scary at all. In fact, they seem approachable and friendly; their heads are round, and they always have smiles on their faces. This book will show children that everyone must go to school, even monsters. It also illustrates that while school may seem scary at first, it is really a fun place. The bright, almost neon colors in this book give the story an inviting feeling. Reviewer: Danielle Travis; Ages 4 to 8.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-05-14
Austin’s scribbly, lovable monsters are back, this time going beyond an exploration of colors (Monsters Love Colors, 2013) to tackle the biggest adventure of all—Monster School.Yellow, pink, green, blue, long-legged, many-legged, one-eyed, two-eyed, scaly and furry monsters’ summer fun has come to an end, and they must check their school-supply lists and head off. Not all are smiling, though, as they cross the street with Miss Wiggles’ help: “Wiggle, wiggle, cross the street. / Off to school, now move those feet!” Little Gray tries to alleviate Blue’s fears, but there are many of them, and he is convinced he already knows his “ABGs and 413s and XYDs,” so who needs school? But after a day filled with art, recess, Miss Spel’s spelling lessons, Chef Octi’s lunchtime gruel, history, library and Singing Club, Blue has changed his tune. Austin has masterfully folded some valuable information about the first day of school into his funny tale, but the monsters are the big draw. Not the least bit scary, their simple shapes and accessories and scrawled style will likely have kids reaching for their own “monster pencils, monster crayons, monster ink and brushes”—as Austin claims to have used in his media statement.Though most readers would probably rather not face a Cyclops principal, hopefully they will have as good a first day as Blue and come to love school. (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062286185
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/24/2014
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
106,015
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Mike Austin is the author of A Present for Milo, a book that was originally created as a preschool app and then later published as a print picture book, as well as the picture book Monsters Love Colors. He has done editorial art for the Wall Street Journal, Boys' Life magazine, and more. This is his second book for HarperCollins.

Mike Austin is the author of A Present for Milo, a book that was originally created as a preschool app and then later published as a print picture book, as well as the picture book Monsters Love Colors. He has done editorial art for the Wall Street Journal, Boys' Life magazine, and more. This is his second book for HarperCollins.

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Monsters Love School 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
This is a nice book about making friends and going (back) to school. The monsters are cute and funny. I like how they all got along and helped the new monster. That was nice. The monsters show how fun school can be. The art has a cool style and I really like the patterns in the monsters. *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review