Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster

Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster

by Axel Scheffler
     
 

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Pip and Posy are friends (most of the time!) in the newest title in this series about the dramas of toddler life.

It's a rainy day, so Posy decides to stay at home and do some baking. With the cupcakes safely in the oven, she settles down to lick the bowl when a large, blue, furry paw appears at her window. A moment later, a monster walks in- oh, no! But

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Pip and Posy are friends (most of the time!) in the newest title in this series about the dramas of toddler life.

It's a rainy day, so Posy decides to stay at home and do some baking. With the cupcakes safely in the oven, she settles down to lick the bowl when a large, blue, furry paw appears at her window. A moment later, a monster walks in- oh, no! But something about the monster looks familiar. . . .

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Kirkus Reviews
Pip and Posy are back in an oddly flat tale. One rainy, boring day, Posy decides to bake some cupcakes, washing her hands, donning her apron and mixing up ingredients. While they are baking, a tap at the window and a big, blue, furry hand draw her attention. The suspense and fear ratchet up as there is a knock at the door, where a monster head is just visible. When the door opens, poor Posy dissolves into tears and hides behind the couch. But when she sees her good friend Pip's feet protruding from the costume, she loses all her fears. Pip apologizes for scaring her and offers to let her try the costume. The two play, then break for a snack of cupcakes and milk. All's well that ends well, but still, there is something off. The duo (a bunny and a mouse) are a strange mix of adult and child--Posy baking cupcakes all by herself, yet dragging around her stuffed frog and being reduced to tears of fright over the monster. Still, simple vocabulary and two or three short sentences per page make this a good choice for beginning readers, and Scheffler's ink-and-gouache artwork is both bright and cute. Not the best exploration of a friendly twosome--stick with Mr. Putter and Tabby or George and Martha. (Picture book. 3-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857630315
Publisher:
Nosy Crow
Publication date:
10/28/2011
Series:
Pip and Posy Series
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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