A monster helps itself to readers’ fingers.
It's lunchtime, and this blue-and-pink monster is looking for something to eat. Readers insert all five digits into holes through the front cover and, one by one as the pages turn, the fingers are gobbled up. The monster narrates its meal with rhyming couplets that evoke silly and gross imagery that will make little readers squirm with delight: “Delectable digits for nibbling and crunching. / Scrumptious wigglers perfect for munching.” The illustrations are perfunctory, with bold lines surrounding the rounded, bouncy characters typical to this sort of media. The interactive play is what makes this book stand apart. Little ones will enjoy putting their own fingers on the monster's plate, but older readers will be able to make this one really sing as a read-aloud toward the end of an intimate storytime. The holes are reasonably sized, but those with large hands may have a difficult time maneuvering.
A silly and entertaining interactive read. (Board book. 1-3)