This was fast paced fun read. The graphics were nice and bright. I love it when a book geared towards middle grade readers has graphics, it helps to keep them interested and engaged in the story.
Though this is a book of fiction, the author takes the time to add much knowledge for children to learn about astronomy, geography, and physics. I love it when an author combines fiction and fact. Children don't realize they are learning, WIN, WIN!
My eleven year old liked this a lot. This morning I heard her on the phone telling a friend, A BOY (UH OH), about the book.
This is not the type of alien story where you find violence. It is a good, clean, fast read.
I recommend this book mostly to middle grade chilren, especially those who love science, fantasy, or, of course, aliens. I also found it enjoyable and it made a long wait got by much faster and kept the boredom at bay.
Ebook provided by Netgalley for honest review.
I have never had more fun reading a book out loud to my ALL of my kids. That's right, ALL of them, the girls have now joined Myles and I in our nightly reading. There is something exciting to explore on every page. Monstrovia is a place where fictional characters live.
Brodie Adkins Junior's Uncle Jasper, known as Doofinch the Defender, is a lawyer, or liar, as Brodie likes to call lawyers. We are now following the reluctant teenager Brodie and Uncle Jasper try to help Emily prove that her brother Jack, from Jack and the Beanstalk, is innocent and did not murder Bulk, the giant. Getting the beanstalk, which is a plant with feelings, was hilarious
I hear a Strang screeching noise and my eyes shoot up to the sky. Almost hidden by the sun, I spy a long black flying serpent. It's heading in my direction.
I have to get indoors, but I don't like the looks of the red building I've been dumped at by the maniac, Bumbernickle. It could be a prison, three stories tall, thick black bars on the windows, and a tall black fence with spear tips ringing the perimeter. The tips of the fence remind me of the spears knights used to fight dragons. Dragons? M letting my imagination run wild, but no way do I want to find out what else might be lurking at night in Monstoviia.
The serpent is getting closer. I feel the wind stirred up by its huge black wings. I have no choice. I pull at the gate and it opens easily. Seeing more serpents, I drag my suitcase on a brick path toward the gargantuan pair of doors.
A plate on the wall cates my eye. It reads in large, black, letters:
J.D. Doofinch, Esq.
Denver of Monsters, Fictional Folk, Etc.
Below it, I see finer print,
Monster is spoken here.
MY KIDS ARE LOVING THIS. IT'S FUNNY, IMAGINITIVE, AND PROVIDING US WITH A WONDERFUL TIME TO SPEND TOGETHER. THE TEACHER SENT A NOTE HOME ASKING ABOUT THE BOOK , APPARENTLY HE WROTE A JOURNAL ENTRY AT SCHOOL DESCRIBING IT.