Marvin Monster's Big Date
Tabatha Jean D'Agosta
Illustrator: Bonnie Everett Hawkes
read, happy to recommend. 5 stars
'Marvin Monster lives in Marshville
where the neighbors are more than a bit strange.'
Marvin slicked his hair back
with a handful of Slug Slime. Marvin's mom thought he looked
gruesomely handsome. Today Marvin was walking Reba Banshee, that
raging cool monster, to school.
When Marvin met Reba on the way
to school he found Bobby Zombie handing her a bunch of weeds.
And, in a matter of minutes he was ditched. During howling chorus
he stood next to Reba, and things went from bad to worse. A toad-wart,
whiff of Nurse Hagilda's skunk juice and lunch that wouldn't
stay still didn't do much for Marvin's downhearted state. A note
from his old friend Gretchen Goblin did help a bit. Bug science
class, a bit of pond scum and a walk home with friends round
out the tale.
Writer D'Agata's Early Reader
Chapter Book tale of a little monster who learns a big lesson
is one sure to please children in the target audience primary
grades. Youngsters will identify with the predicament Marvin
gets himself into on the pages of "Marvin Monster's Big
Date". Marvin is a delightful fellow who discovers an important
lesson about the importance of keeping promises. "Marvin
Monster's Big Date" is the initial offering in a new series
that teaches important social skills to children.
Illustrator Everett-Hawkes has
outdone herself to produce a succession of children pleasing
drawings for the work.
"Marvin Monster's Big Date"
is a fun read for parents, teachers and kids alike. The book
has a place in both the home and school library where it is sure
to be reached for often. This is a 'read' to book for the K-1
set, and a 'read with help' for the older primaries. This is
a book I would be happy to use in my own K-1 classroom.
Enjoyed the read, happy to recommend.