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 Monster nanny
 Author: Tolonen, Tuutikki

 Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2017)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 298 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 884435 ISBN: 9780544943544
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Nannies -- Fiction
 Monsters -- Fiction
 Siblings -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction
Fantasy Fiction
Adventure Fiction
Humorous Fiction

Price: $21.88

When their mother wins a trip while their father is away, Halley, Koby, and Mimi's lives are turned upside-down by a hairy, smelly, half-troll nanny.

 Illustrator: Pitkanen, Pasi
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 70245

   Kirkus Reviews (09/01/17)
   Booklist (09/15/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/15/2017 With their mom vacationing in Lapland and their dad stranded in an airport, the three Hellman children—Halley, 11, Koby, 9, and Mimi, 6—are unprepared for the monster who is sent to be their nanny. Whatever are they to do with a monster? How will it care for them, or must they care for it? A shroud of secrecy envelopes the situation, like the cloud of gray dust emanating from the monster’s fur. Add Mimi’s talking blue bathrobe to the mix, and the hilarious action begins. The kids, ever resourceful, make a library run and find Runar Kalli’s 80-year-old book about monsters, which proves the key to resolving their beastly situation. The first in a duology, Tuutikki’s book won the Arvid Lydecken prize in Finland and will have wide appeal among young readers. Within its pages, children outsmart adults, sense the vulnerable emotions of the monsters, and come to depend upon themselves and new friends. Loose-lined ink illustrations add extra humor to this imaginative fantasy, and plentiful dialogue makes it prime for reading aloud. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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