This is a fun book for both parents and children alike. Written from her own experiences with her two sons the author takes us on a tale that we can all relate to, and find humor in.
Stephen and Kevin are two boys with a wild imagination. As night-time falls the boys begin to imagine a scary monster that lives down the hall just waiting for them to fall asleep so it can get them. But the boys are determined to catch that monster. Mom comes in and puts an end to their fun, but not before Stephen and Kevin decide to set some traps to catch that scary beast! Among these traps are some string to trip the monster and squirt guns filled with ice cold water so they can freeze the beast alive!
What happens next is something that is sure to surprise both parents and children alike, and has a good lesson each of us can walk away with.
This book is a fun read, especially for young boys who have an overactive imagination when darkness falls. Although I would say that girls would enjoy this book to. As a parent I certainly enjoyed this book, and my oldest son who is only 4 enjoyed it as well. We couldn't stop laughing, and the book keeps readers intrigued from cover to back. The story rhymes which seems to keep children even more interested, and makes the book that much more fun to read. There were no lags in the story, and the illustrations were colorful and original.
This book is definitely going on the favorites shelf in my children's room, and it's something they will always be able to relate to. Let's face it even though we know there's no monsters in the dark our children's imaginations will run wild. This book is a perfect lesson they can learn while having a good laugh at both children and parents alike.
If I had to recommend an age group for this book I would say ages 4-11. There are plenty of colorful pictures for the younger children, and the fact that the story is about children catching a monster is sure to keep them riveted!
I rated this book 5 stars on Goodreads
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.