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 How to talk monster
 Author: Plourde, Lynn

 Publisher:  Putnam (2021)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 721451 ISBN: 9780525515807
 Ages: 3-6 Grades: K-1

 Graphic novels
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Monsters -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

When Little Monster visits Little Boy at bedtime, they work to overcome their language barriers as the two new friends play together all night long. In graphic novel format.

 Illustrator: Lowery, Mike

   Kirkus Reviews (05/01/21)
   Booklist (06/01/21)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/05/21)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2021 A boy is terrified when a furry, googly-eyed monster enters his room one night. Though friendly, the young monster has a hard time convincing the boy that he’s there to play. The boy’s parents respond to his calls for help with the usual reassurances, but soon the monster reappears, borrows the kid’s bike, and takes a spill. While he can’t understand the monster’s words, the boy notices his tears and fetches first aid supplies. They quickly bond and start having fun, each speaking his own language as they ride the bike together, raid the kitchen, and watch the sunrise. The story unfolds in comics-style panels, with visual cues and speech-balloon dialogue providing the narrative. The monster’s mysterious comments are translated in the appended Monster-to-English glossary (Gribble! = Sorry!; Zow zee bup = Want a turn?). Kids who learn all 11 phrases will start hoping that a monster stops by, if only for a conversation. Firm black lines and solid colors give the illustrations a childlike look. A satisfying picture book that will leave you smiling. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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