Day: November 12, 2013
The Suburban Monsters, by Bryan Higby, with wonderful illustrations by Jim Webb, is a rib tickling story for young readers that will also delight older ones.
Harper is a young girl who never believed in monsters until she and her family moved to Doomsville. Then, she discovers a zombie in her closet, a vampire in the washroom, a werewolf in the pool, and a mummy in the kitchen. The problem is, she can’t get her parents to believe her, until – . Well, to discover what happens next, you really need to read the book for yourself. I was given a free review copy and found it delightful, as did my two-year-old granddaughter.
Despite being about monsters, it’s written and illustrated in a manner that makes it safe enough to read to the young set, and a humorous read for those just learning to read for themselves. As a matter of fact, you’re likely to find yourself chuckling as you read it, regardless of your age.
I give it three stars.