Thursday, November 12, 2020

Review - Travel Guide for Monsters

Travel Guide for Monsters

by Lori Degman
illustrated by Dave Szalay
Date: 2020
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

Taking your monster on a road trip this summer? Or letting your favorite beast tag along on a family beach vacation? Wherever you and your monster are traveling, Travel Guide for Monsters is full of essential tips to help you both enjoy the sights from coast to coast--and avoid monster-related mishaps.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is a travel guide for taking your monster on a road trip across the United States. Told in fairly impeccable rhyme, the trip starts out on the west coast and makes a few stops along the way, ending at Niagara Falls.

The monsters seem to be enjoying their trip. The illustrations are colourful and fun. There are a couple of questionable word choices (including "nauseous" when it should've been "nauseated"; unfortunately, the rhyme scheme demanded it).

Fans of books about friendly monsters will probably enjoy this one. It bumps along with its jaunty rhymes and takes readers on a nice trip.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: 5/5
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3.29 out of 5

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