Saturday, July 14, 2012
Marlow and the Monster by Sharon Cramer
Here is a really cute book for children that has a good message and is done with unusual illustrations. I really liked how the author put this together.
B & F Publishing and Net Galley shared this ebook with me for review (thank you). You can grab a copy on Amazon.
Marlow has a monster under his bed but his parents don't believe him. They think he's making up tales. He's not...
Everything in this book is basically black and white, except for the monster. He's got every color in the rainbow and wings and long, creepy hands and feet, and he just persists in bothering the boy. Marlow finds his parents can't even see the monster when he's in the room. He has to do something!
Being a typical brother, he decides to "share" the monster with his little sister. How this turns out is what makes this book so special.
With the color contrast for the monster and the little girl's ingenuity, this is a picture book with a happy ending and eye-catching illustrations.