Will Allen and the Great Monster Detective: Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency Volume 1by Jeffrey Friedman (Illustrator), Jason Edwards
Will Allen and the Great Monster Detective is the story of a smart but timid 5th grade boy haunted by fears that have literally come to life. He searches fruitlessly for help until a strange business card mysteriously appears in his book bag, instructing him how to summon Bigelow Hawkins, The Great Monster Detective. With Bigelow's help, along with the use of a
Will Allen and the Great Monster Detective is the story of a smart but timid 5th grade boy haunted by fears that have literally come to life. He searches fruitlessly for help until a strange business card mysteriously appears in his book bag, instructing him how to summon Bigelow Hawkins, The Great Monster Detective. With Bigelow's help, along with the use of a very special flashlight and magnifying glass, Will must learn how to conquer his monsters and uncover the secret of the dreadful Hidden Beast before it's too late...
Meet the Author
Jason Edwards is an educator, storyteller, and producer of educational enrichment programs with over 30 years of experience developing innovative ways to entertain, instruct, and inspire children. Even his Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency book series is designed to be slyly educational, providing progressively challenging reading levels, and topics that confront many difficult and timely issues in a non-threatening manner. Jason’s books have been honored with the Mom’s Choice Award for Family Friendly Media, and his Monster Hunt Library Skills-building Adventure and Destination: INSPIRATION InterACTIVE StoryCrafting Workshops have earned accolades at over 100 schools and libraries across the nation.
Jason lives in New York with his wife, daughters, and a rabbit named Bunniford who never comes when he is called. Find out more about Jason on his MonsterAuthor website.
Jeffrey Friedman ia an artist and educator whose work has appeared in everything from children's books to billboards. The Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency series represents his first published works.
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Will Allen and the Great Monster Detective is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
The book has positive messages intertwined with laughter, mystery, and suspense to make for one fun, exciting, uplifting story. I would recommend this book for any parent to read with their children in fourth and fifth grade as well as teachers in fourth and fifth grade who want something positive for their classrooms.
Will Allen And The Great Monster Detective was a fun and entertaining book. As a mother of two children, I found this book to be very enjoyable for both my 7 year old and 12 year old. And I had fun reading it with my kids too! Can't wait for the next one to come out!!
This book was an incredible learning experience for my children! It helped them with how to deal with their fears, in a very enjoyable way! My kids absolutely loved it! I even found myself reminding my kids about how Will dealt with certain things in the book, and how they can deal with their issues. I can't wait for more books from this author.