Discover what new adventures Billy and Monster get up to in the latest episode in this exciting series.
It's almost Christmas and Billy's looking forward to his present from Uncle Leland from England. On Christmas day, Billy isn't too excited when Uncle Leland gives him a golden pen but gives Cousin Bob a big monster truck. How could Uncle Leland do this to him? Billy's not a happy bunny and his ingratitude makes Uncle Leland sad and his Dad mad.
A game of hide and seeks plunges Billy into a world filled with snow, happy monsters and houses made of chocolate.
You will love reading this story to your loved ones as they get to learn the most important thing about this special holiday season. Expect funny illustrations, laugh out loud moments and touching moments in this funny book for kids.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a delightful story told with fun, colorful pictures. Billy loves Christmas and everyone is coming to his house this year to celebrate. The three things Billy loves most are: Christmas dinner. That yummy stuffed turkey will the the trimmings and Grandma’s chocalicious desserts. There’s also the fun games they play after dinner. And, most special, the surprise present from his Uncle Leland each year. This year Billy’s Uncle Leland gave him a golden pen knowing he likes to write comics. Billy doesn’t think much of it and went to play hide and seek. A strange noise coming from the refrigerator makes him open it and reach inside. He keeps reaching until…Boom, he’s drawn into another world. There he meets the Monster family and shares their Christmas. I applaud the author’s imagination and use of colorful, delightful pictures to tell this tale of Christmas and what it is really about. What child wouldn’t enjoy this wonderful story of adventure, fun monsters, and the true meaning of Christmas. This is one you’ll enjoy sharing with your children each year. I received this book for my honest review.
This is a fun and whimsical picture book yet it also displays the importance of family and togetherness at the holidays. I love the way the author uses the senses to make the reader reminisce about their own favorite traditions and foods :) Billy remembers everything he loves about Christmas and what his grandma would make for dinner, desserts and all the fun they would have making it all. The illustrations are kind of like an anime type design, I really like the bold bright colors bringing out all the majesty and magic of the holidays. Billy is really excited, until he gets his first few gifts, and he is ... well ... not too thrilled with them. He tries to pretend but finds it hard. But when he reaches into the fridge to try to grab his grandmothers chocolate pecan pie, he finds himself on a snowy playground with monsters! They invite him back to their home for their family Christmas, where he sees them being thankful for every little thing they have such as a simple bowl of soup, small gifts like he received and wonders how they can be happy with them. When he finally is transported back to his own family Christmas, will he learn to be thankful for the little things and realize that his family is more important? Very awesome book, I really enjoyed reading it and I think it's a great book for young kids who are spoiled or don't appreciate what they have - teaches a great lesson :) The illustrations are amazing, I think they reallyl told the story through the pictures. Definitely 5 stars!
We received this book to give an honest review. This wasn't our favorite book but it was a good book to read. I thought the moral of the story behind this was really good. This is something that I have been trying to teach K. That even though you may not like a gift you are given you should still say Thank you and be grateful. That is something that I think all kiddos should learn. With this story, Billy is given a gift a golden pen instead of being thankful he received something he is upset because it isn't "cool". I think we can all relate. While playing a game with his family Billy goes into a different world with some monsters and they teach him that he should be grateful. Because some people don't have a lot to give, but love. Being around families during the holidays is the best thing. I enjoyed the ending where the question for the readers is given. What are you thankful for? I asked K this and he goes my family, and then asked me what I was thankful for. K enjoyed the pictures and learning what Billy was thankful for at Christmas time. I think he will be asking me to read this book again to him soon. The only problem I had with the story is the part that Billy is transported to another world. When he comes back to his world it is just said by his cousin, that they were tired of waiting for him so they went to watch TV. How did Billy just disappear without anyone noticing and not worrying. I know sounds silly but it is something that I felt should have been explained.