Sunday, June 4, 2017
author: Blake Hoena
average rating: 3.86
read at: 2017/06/04
date added: 2017/06/04
'Monster Heroes' by Blake Hoena with illustrations by Dave Bardin is a cute early chapter reader about a group of monsters who try to be heroes instead of monsters.
Mina is a vampire who drinks beet juice instead of blood. Brian is a zombie who uses his brain instead of eating them. Will is a ghost who is shy, but uses his invisibility to be brave. Linda is a witch who wants to use her magic for good. Together these three friends help each other and others.
In each of the four stories in this book, each character has a crisis. In each, they call on their friends for help, and the friends come up with a solution that works.
I like the aspect of friendship shown in this book. The illustrations are fun and the book isn't scary in the least. I also like the little nods to horror movies and books, like a new family moving into Hill House across from Shirley Jackson's tomb. I suspect most early readers won't catch that reference, but it made me smile.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Capstone Young Readers and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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