Little kids have big fears, which they often imagine to be scary creatures, like monsters. In the new picture book, Smarter Than a Monster, New York Times best-selling author Brandon Mull uses humor and a fantastical imagination to uncover the truth about monsters while guiding young readers to good habits that can last a lifetime. Paired with whimsical monster illustrations, Mull’s text explains how knowing “Monster Facts” can help kids outwit them. Want to avoid monsters? Fact: Monsters love dirt and grime, so when faced with two kids, the monster will choose the dirty one every time. And if toys and clothes are all over the floor, you may get ambushed by a mess-loving monster. Survival Tip: Take baths and keep your room clean. Outsmarting a monster is easy when kids learn secret monster strategies, like why it’s better to sleep in their own bed when they feel afraid. Fact: Monsters are clever predators who hide under parents’ beds where nobody ever thinks to check. Moreover, monsters leave kids alone when they are in their own beds. There is, of course, a time when being with monsters can be perfectly safe: Halloween. Dressing up like a monster is a good form of camouflage. Monsters think Halloween is a big parade in their honor, so mix it up with the monsters and enjoy the day! From playtime to bedtime, Brandon Mull will arm young readers with practical advice in this innovative and imaginative parenting tool that teaches common sense and positive and healthy habits.
|Publisher:||Shadow Mountain Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||10.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Brandon Mull has worked as a comedian, a filing clerk, a patio installer, a movie promoter, a copywriter, and briefly as a chicken stacker. For a couple of years, he lived in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile, where he learned Spanish and juggling. He currently lives in Utah in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his four children and dog named Buffy. Brandon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Dragonwatch, Fablehaven, Beyonders, and Five Kingdoms series. Visit Brandon at BrandonMull.com. Mike Walton has been a professional illustrator for more than twenty years. He earned his B.A. in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He’s worked in animation, comic books, web comics, trading cards, and all manner of media throughout his career. Smarter Than a Monster is his debut children’s picture book. He currently resides in Southern California and considers himself a nerd who loves visiting Disneyland and attending the San Diego Comic Con.
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Smarter Than a Monster: A Survival Guide based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SMARTER THAN A MONSTER: A SURVIVAL GUIDE is a fun book that prods kids to use healthy habits in their fight against imaginative monsters. Full of colorful illustrations and short passages that any child will relate to and also find quite entertaining. Highly recommended! Not only was this a fun and quick read for me as an adult, my kids loved it! They even read it multiple times. It's a rather inventive way of teaching children to brush teeth, keep their rooms clean, bathe and shower, etc. My older kids could see what the author was trying to encourage, but it is done in such a entertaining way that they couldn't help laughing about it. In the end, was it what I wished for? This book is fabulous! Definitely one that should be added to bookshelves and included in regular nightly reading with children. Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.