Friday, August 2, 2013

Book Review: Ten Birds Meet a Monster by Cybele Young

Ten Birds Meet a MonsterTen Birds Meet a Monster by Cybèle Young
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ten birds meet a scary monster in their wanderings. Can they create their own creature scary enough to chase the monster away?
Cybele Young uses pen and ink drawings to tell the delightful tale of ten little birds who are making their way in the world when they come across a "scary monster." Using discard pieces of clothing, the birds come up with their own monsters to try to get rid of the one standing in their path. Young's use of such names as Vicious Polka-dactyl and Gnashing Grapplesaurus brings to mind Roald Dahl's works. Adults will be able to surmise the scary monster is just a shadow but this won't stop children from enjoying the build-up of the birds' creatures until the end.
Recommended for ages 4 - 6.

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