I love getting cozy on the couch with my three kiddos, cracking open a book, and reading it with them. I especially enjoy this when the book is clever.
The other day, I read a very clever book with my kids. It made us all smile.
The Book Monster by Emily Waisanen isn’t just a cute kid’s book. She uses language beautifully; alliteration, rhythm, rich words (such as relish, morsel, flavorful). In my house, we love learning new words. Ms. Waisanen certainly gave us a few. She also discusses genre in a clever way. When discussing his favorite books on which to dine, the monster says, “Westerns really wet my whistle”. So fun!
My kids loved this book. I read it several times to them. I know that a book has hit the spot for them when they start quoting it as they play. This is one of those books.
Oh! And the illustrations (by John Konecny) are bright, fun, and compliment the story very well.
I sure do love a good book. And I know you do, too.
Emily Waisanen has offered to give away a book to one of you! Here’s what you do…
1. Comment on this blog. How about you tell us what your favorite children’s book is?
2. Go on over and “like” Emily’s author page on Facebook for an extra entry.
Emily Waisanen is a mother of two beautiful girls, Lucy and Hattie. She lives with her husband and family in Fond du Lac, WI where she is currently a stay-at-home mom.
“The Book Monster” is her first book and was inspired by her daughter Lucy who used to chew on her books as
As a former middle school teacher, Emily knows the value andimportance of literacy at an early age. She hopes to write more books in the future and inspire others to achieve their writing dreams.