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The Big Monster Snorey Book

The Big Monster Snorey Book

Fall 2016 Picture Books
Ages: 3 - 7 yrs.
Author: Leigh Hodgkinson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763686604
Hardcover Price: $16.99

How can a little monster get some shut-eye when all of the big monsters are not only "snorey," but one has "toothypegs" that "chitter and chatter," another has a growling and gurgling belly; and a pair of them "bibble-babble" nonstop in their sleep. But if they wake up, they may well be in the mood to snack on a certain little monster. With the help of a recorder and a well-timed playback (at top volume), the little monster finally finds the peace and quiet he craves. Author-illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson complements the giggly content of her text with eclectic type, a gaggle of monsters rendered in wild blends of polka dots, stripes, scales and fur; and small, comical touches for children to discover.

Lynne Heffley   ©2016 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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