Saturday, 16 August 2014

{Review} Harry and the Monster by Sue Mongredien & Nick East

Posted by Donna
Release Date: 2nd June, 2014
Finished Date: 1st August, 2014
Publishers: Little Tiger Press 
Genre: Children's picture book 
Ages: 3-6 years
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
A warm, funny story by Sue Mongredien (The Secret Mermaid and Kitten Club) and illustrated by Nick East (Who's For Dinner and Goodnight Digger), Harry and the Monster is the perfect picture book for children worried about nighttime monsters or bad dreams! One night, a monster stomps into Harry's dreams. The next day, Harry is scared to go to sleep. "If he comes back, just imagine him with pink pants on his head," suggests Mum. "He won't be scary then!" Can Mum's clever plan possibly work?

The Review: Harry and the Monster is an insightful story for young children and you may even find it helps squash some of them bad nightmares too.

The story follows Harry, a young boy who keeps having nightmares of a monster each night he goes to bed. Each night he wakes up his parents keeps telling him to picture the monster with silly things like with pants on his head or being stuck in jelly, to help Harry overcome the nightmares. The final results were actually really funny. 

I have to admit my 3 year old suffers from the odd nightmare, or more so being afraid of the dark and the shadows at night, so you can guess I wasn’t sure how this story wasn’t going to go down with her. I was actually very surprised because she loved it and didn’t find it scary at all. She loved the idea’s the parents were coming up with to help Harry, she even laughed quite a bit and said that Harry’s parents were very funny. She also commented on the pictures in the story and said they were very colourful. I for one have to agree with her. The illustrations drawn by Nick East are simply fantastic. There are so many colours that it fills every page and also so much detail into each scene, it suits the story well.

In all, Sue Mongredien and Nick East’s work complements each other so well that Harry and the Monster is a fantastic read and, I would love to see more from them in the near future. 

Thank you to Little Tiger Press for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 

1 comment:

alessya said...

I`m so buying this for my nephew :)