MONSTER DAY AT WORK by Sarah Dyer

MONSTER DAY AT WORK

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Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

In this impish look at adult life, a young monster follows his dad to work. He does everything his dad does: goes to meetings, corrects important charts and has after-work drinks. Why does Dad complain so much? There are cookies at the meeting, the charts make fantastic coloring pages and he gets to drink milkshakes at the end of every day. Who wouldn’t love going to work?  In spare lines of text, Dyer imparts a straightforward daily routine—with Dad doing one thing and his son most certainly doing another. Wide-set eyes, squat statures and two horns that look like party hats worn askew make these monsters anything but scary. Detailed spreads filled with other oddball creatures and quirky touches (Dad’s inbox contains stacks of paper labeled “blah blah blah”) complete this offbeat monster landscape. Lest anyone fear, Mother monster is not ignored. She is home doing ten things at once to make sure the household runs smoothly. Pshaw. She has it easy, too. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-84780-069-5
Page count: 28pp
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2010




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