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Friday, September 8, 2017

RHCB BLOG TOUR: There's a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher

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Today, we're joining Random House Children's Books for MONSTROUSLY fun blog tour!  Don't believe me?  Well then, you'll just have to keep READING now, won't you?  (^_^) Seriously though, this is no laughing matter (yet, at least)!  You need to pay attention because this past Tuesday, something extraordinary, unusual, and potentially-dangerous-but-not-really-because-this-is-all-in-fun was SET LOOSE ON THE PUBLISHING WORLD!  That's right!  SET LOOSE!  I guarantee it's running wild in your local bookstore AND your favorite online retailers right now.  For the most savvy among may even be loose on YOUR OWN SHELVES as we speak!

Tom Fletcher
Illustrated by
Greg Abbott
Random House Books for Young Readers

Aww...that little blue guy up there?
He's TOO CUTE to be what I was warning you about...right?
Um, afraid not.

Looks can be deceiving, a valuable lesson if you haven't learned it yet, and that ADORABLE little critter up there is a mischievous little book eater!  EEEKKKK!  Run!  Hide!  SAVE THE BOOKS!  Or perhaps, we can just take him OUT of the book and the story would remain intact, both word and image.  It's a thought...and that's exactly what the author invites you to do.

With every turn of the page...well, after the introduction to the Monster in the first place...readers are instructed to twist, shake, turn, and otherwise upend their current read in progress, all in an attempt to get this little guy out of the pages!  It's a noble effort and SO much fun, especially for wee ones (although I admit, I was taken too...ESPECIALLY by the illustrations!), because they aren't just sitting there listening to the story (though that is TOTALLY enjoyable), they are getting involved in it.  Basically, they are putting THEMSELVES into the story in an effort to oust the Monster from the story, only to wonder if that might not have been the best of ideas....I mean, where exactly will he go if he's not in the story at hand?  *-* 

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Ridiculous fun for EVERYONE and a perfect fit for the coming monster book season, or any season for that matter.  All you need is a little imagination and a sense of wonder that won't be shut down by "growing up"....after all, no one ever said FUN and WONDER had an age limit.


About the author...

Photo of Tom Fletcher
Photo: © Tom Fletcher

TOM FLETCHER is an award-winning songwriter, as well as a children’s author, YouTube star, daddy, and McFly band member. He has a huge social-media presence, and his viral videos have been featured on Good Morning America. He and his bandmate Dougie Poynter are the co-authors of the Dinosaur That Pooped picture books, which have sold over one million copies in England. Tom is married to the author Giovanna Fletcher, and they have two children.


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Special thanks to Emily at Random House Children's Books for the ARC for review as well as the chance to bring this tour to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the illustrator, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  To catch more of the blog tour fun, seek out the other participants as it makes its way through the blogosphere right through 09/15!  This title is available now, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

1 comment:

Felicity Grace Terry said...

Fun and, I agree, too cute.

Our great-nephew's (not to mention myself) would love this.

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