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May 20, 2014

Book Review: "Even Monsters…" by AJ Smith

c.2014, Sourcebooks $16.99 / $19.99 Canada 32 pages

You don’t wanna.

You don’t wanna get up in the morning and you don’t wanna go to bed. You aren’t going to eat what’s put in front of you, you’re not going to stop running in and out, you’re don’t want to turn the TV down, you won’t stop teasing your brother, and there’s no way you’re going to pick up your toys.

You just don’t wanna, but there are some things that everybody has to do. And in the new book “Even Monsters…” by AJ Smith, you’ll see what I mean.

Let’s say you don’t like to get up in the morning. You want to stay all snuggly and warm in your bed. You’re grumpy and you roar about it. You know that monsters make ferocious roars, too, but did you realize that even monsters have to get out of bed? They also have to put on clean clothes every day, they have to eat nutritious meals, and they have to clean up and comb their, um, fur. Monsters get cooties, believe it or not, and that’s just no good.

Leaving the house in the morning might make you snarl, so imagine if you were a monster! Yep, even they have to go to school, of course, because how else would they learn monster things? Somebody has to teach a monster his ABCs, drawing, math, science, and manners.

(Imagine how much fun it is to go to Monster School!)

All this – getting up, getting ready, playing nice - makes you grumble but you’re quiet compared to a monster. “Everybody knows monsters GRUMBLE!” says AJ Smith, but monsters also know how to have fun. For instance, did you know that after school is a monster’s favorite time of day?

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