Book Review Reboot: Harry And The Monster

Tiger Tales Books Presents: Harry and the Monster

Monsters can create havoc with little ones. This colorful story squashes that concept and proves monsters are only as scary as we allow them to be.

Title: Harry and the Monster
Author: Sue Mongredien
Illustrator: Nick East
Publisher: Tiger Tales Books
Ages: 3 to 7
ISBN: 9781589251465


Some kids truly believe that monsters are hiding in their closet, under the bed and lurking in dark corners of their room. Most times its just not true. On the other hand, Harry has a monster that actually appears every night for a week.

On Monday night, Harry had a bad dream –
a bad, scary dream about a bad, scary monster.
Went the monster.
AAAH! Shouted Harry, waking everyone up.

Of course this goes on every night and Harry doesn't want to go to bed. But each night he gets a little advice from his parents on how to take control and make the big hairy purple and green monster just a little less scary. Pink underwear on the monsters head that's stuck in jelly could possibly be just the trick. But, this monster pushes back. Can Harry overcome this fear? You will have to read the story to see.

Parents and teachers can use this book as a tool to teach young readers how to conquer their fears and turn monsters upside down on their heads. The purple and green monster isn't really that scary and readers will see why as they identify all of the silly characteristics of the monster. Large colorful pictures with oversized words make for a very interactive story any toddler would love and never fear. It would be a good idea to have little ones draw and color their own scary monster in jelly.