Hello, Monster! is a book about a little boy whose mother wanted him to play with a boy in the sandbox. The little boy thinks the boy in the sandbox is a monster, who would tug him into a tunnel with other children. The boy thinks the monster will make them his slaves. The boy would not be taken easily; he and the children would make up a plan to escape. They would dig another tunnel out. If they went the wrong way, they would land in a cage with a panther inside, but the panther wouldn’t eat humans, only monster meat. The kids would feel sorry for the black panther, so they would put the panther in a train to go home. The family would feel sorry for the boy, so he would be able to stay home all day and eat cake. That’s why the boy didn’t want to play with the little boy in the sandbox.
It’s funny that the boy thinks that the other little boy is a monster and makes children his slaves. However, it was a kind gesture for the boy to find a train for the panther to ride back to its home. The illustrations are adorable, and I enjoyed the book.
|Author||Clémentine Beauvais • Maisie Paradise Shearring, Illustrator|
|Page Count||28 pages|
|Publisher||Thames & Hudson|
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