The Monsterbet: The ABCs Do Not Scare Me

The Monsterbet: The ABCs Do Not Scare Me


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ISBN-13: 9780997445305
Publisher: Sarah Steele
Publication date: 04/17/2016
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 2 - 8 Years

About the Author

In her second alphabet book, Sarah had to access the gross, slimy, snotty monster region of her brain-a region she hadn't previously known existed. With help from her husband (who was once a middle school boy), Sarah made these monsters come to life, making all kids giggle (and all moms gag). Sarah resides in Warsaw, Indiana, with her husband James-an artist and graphic designer-and three (soon-to-be four) of their own redheaded monsters.

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The Monsterbet: The ABCs Do Not Scare Me 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite The Monsterbet: The ABCs Do Not Scare Me is an educational children's picture book written by Sarah Steele and illustrated by Daniel Manduka. Some kids might find learning the alphabet rather daunting and a bit too much of a struggle, but once they've met the fantastic beasts and monsters found within the pages of this book, they'll never see those boring shapes and squiggles in quite the same way again. And, along the way, they'll find that those ABCs aren't really that scary after all. Sarah Steele's rhyming stories are lots of fun in that somewhat gross and silly way that kids' humor works, and she uses her innate sensitivity to and knowledge of kids' humor to make each letter have its own quirky personality and sometimes pretty disgusting habits. Together with Daniel Manduka's arresting, unusual, and just-plain-brilliant monsters, Steele has contrived to create a most entertaining and original bestiary, one designed just for kids and those adults lucky enough to still maintain a bit of that goofy, silly, slapstick-style humor that enchants kids. I consider myself to be one of those very fortunate adults and had a grand time rediscovering the alphabet. The monsters are prodigious, and the way their shapes form the alphabet is inspired and really quite clever. The only thing that caused me to pause at any time in this educational laugh fest was a fleeting sense of sadness for that little green creature everyone kept trying to eat -- but that's probably just my adult sensitivities coming out. That said, this is one of those books kids will clamor for at story time. Imagine that! And some parents may groan and say, 'Ew', while deep inside they're secretly thrilled that their kids are no longer scared of and are asking for a book on the alphabet. The Monsterbet: The ABCs Do Not Scare Me is a marvelous, clever, and funny book for kids that actually teaches them as it entertains. It's most highly recommended.