This was a bit different than I normally review, but I think I’m going to need to review more chapter books, because this was an absolute delight.
Linda (the witch), Brian (the zombie), Will (the ghost), and Mina (the vampire) are monsters who fight for good. While other monsters try to hurt people, these four Monster Heroes help people. From switching potions to feeding zombies, these monsters will do whatever it takes to stop the monster madness caused by other creatures.
Length: 96 Pages
Release Date: June 1, 2017
Publisher: Capstone Young Readers
ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR
About the Author: Blake A. Hoena grew up in central Wisconsin, where he wrote stories about robots conquering the moon and trolls lumbering around the woods behind his parents house. He now lives in Minnesota and continues to write about fun things like space aliens and superheroes. Blake has written more than fifty chapter books and graphic novels for children.
About the Illustrator: Dave Bardin studied illustration at Cal State Fullerton while working as an art teacher. As an artist, Dave has worked on many different projects for television, books, comics, and animation. In his spare time Dave enjoys watching documentaries, listening to podcasts, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. He works out of Los Angles, California.
If you have kids, or know kids, in the range from 6-8 years old, this chapter book is so entertaining. I have a six-year-old and I read him Monster Heroes, and he wouldn’t let me stop until the book was finished. My son loves superheros, and he loves monsters, so to have stories that combined them was the ultimate awesome thing for him. It has four stories in one which equals 96 pages, but many of these are the illustrations and is a quick read.
While we are on the subject, the illustrations are adorable, fun, and witty. My son liked the book so much that when I pulled it up on my computer to prepare for this review, he asked me to read it to him a second time. He laughed just as much, and still wouldn’t let me stop until it was finished.
As you might imagine, it has no inappropriate material, and I give it a definite 5 out of 5 stars.