Marilyn's Monster

By KNUDSEN, Michelle

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ISBN
9780763660116
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2015  |  Preschool to Grades 4

K-Gr 3—One of the poignancies of childhood is the waiting—for a loose tooth, to ride a bike, to learn to read. Knudsen's brilliantly simple narrative and Phelan's whimsical pencil and watercolor drawings speak to the universal need for belonging and the anxiety born of impatience. The story's opening sentence sets up the plot: "Some of the kids in Marilyn's class had monsters. It was the latest thing." These pet monsters each seek out just the right child, and that takes time, so at first Marilyn is...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Marilyn waits for her monster to find her, but the two discover each other when Marilyn rescues the flying creature by untangli...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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