Release Date: 4th March 2020
Through the eyes of a child, the world is full of adventure!
A teacup-sized little girl discovers a playground in a potted plant, and the perfect swimming pool in a glass of water. Then when she sees a mysterious shadow lurking beyond her books and paper clips, she must summon her courage. But wait! Could this fluffy, purring creature be a friend?
Taltal Levi’s evocative text and illustrations tell an inventive story about courage, imagination, and friendship.
Scaredy Monster by Meika Hashimoto
Join Scaredy Monster as he overcomes his fears of losing a tooth, riding a bike, and going to his first sleepover. With some help from Mommy Monster, Scaredy discovers he’s much braver than he thought—and he finds ways to feel safe and happy while doing scary things!
The illustrations were fun, brightly coloured and fit the stories beautifully. The language was not too complicated, the stories not to basic, they were charming, held attention, and each had a moral to impart.
Scaredy Monster Loses a Tooth teaches that losing a tooth as a child is normal and nothing to be frightened of as it'll grow back.
Scaredy Monster Rides a Bike is a lesson in learning to walk before you can run, the transition between riding a trike and riding a bike, about falling and getting back up again.
Scaredy Monster and The Slumber Party teaches it's okay to be scared and to ask for help.
I highly recommend this one for kiddies probably up to six or seven years old.
Rock Mammoth by Eveline Payette and Guillaume Perreault
Louis has to do an oral presentation on his pet. To everyone’s great surprise, he decides to present his mammoth. Even more surprising, he talks to the class about a new species of hairy Elephantidae only recently discovered: the Rock Mammoth. This proud ancestor of the hairy musicians of the ’70s didn’t actually disappear. In fact, these elephants had had enough of being rock stars and wished for a more tranquil life. So they decided to remain hidden during the last millennia. But now Louis, the great mammoth enthusiast and rigorous scientific apprentice, has discovered this well-kept secret and is ready to reveal it to the world.
*All books were review copies received via NetGalley *