Thursday, March 2, 2023

*Review* Monsters In Trucks by Laura Baker


Genre: Children's 2-4 years
Published: April 4, 2023
Pages: 32

Tall monsters, small monsters, monsters here and there. Hairy monsters, scary monsters... in TRUCKS everywhere.

Children will love this 
super-fun title packed with hilarious monsters in incredible trucks! Follow the monsters as they build a city and watch out for a monster thief on the loose!

There is plenty to spot on every page, with 
playful, bright artwork and lots of amusing mishaps.

Energetic, whacky, and characterful monsters are drawn in a vibrant, contemporary style by Ukranian illustrator Nina Dzyvulska—spot Grin monster in a forklift truck, Brainy monster busy building, and Jiggly monster who might need the loo!

 simple narrative with fun wordplay and a gentle rhyme is perfect for reading aloud, ideal for preschoolers and early readers as they build up their vocabulary and reading confidence. 

bold, bright and playful book is sure to be enjoyed time and time again by young readers as they are thrilled by the wild escapades of the monsters in trucks!

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley. This is my honest review.

This was a fun little rhyming story definitely geared towards younger kids. It's very short, very descriptive lines with not a whole lot of plot moving the story forward. And you find out at the end that you should've been looking for a specific item in all the scenes, which means you'll have to give it at least one re-read with your children to find those.

The illustrations were bold and busy and colorful and a part of me would love to have a coloring book version of this book, with or without the text, I don't care. These pics would just be really fun and relaxing to color I think. I could definitely see a child requesting to read this book over and over again for the rhymes and pictures. Overall I give it 4.31 out of 5 stars. - Katie 

Laura Baker grew up in Canada with a passion for stories. She now lives in a lovely coastal town in Wales with her husband, two sons, and big basset hound. She loves finding special stories to tell in the everyday, relatable world of a child (or dog). 

Nina Dzyvulska is an illustrator from Kyiv, Ukraine. She is passionate about merging the world of motherhood with her art. Nina studied at the Kiev Academy of Arts and Architecture. Her brightly coloured, fun loving illustrations portray a sense of joy and youthfulness.

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