Sunday Surprise is a feature that showcases three random novels that have either caught our eye, have received for review or is just not getting enough attention. Hopefully we’re able to introduce you to a new fabulous read or even remind you of what you’re missing. So did we catch your eye?
School is back in session on Literary Escapism with the School’s In event going on, so I thought I would tie in the Sunday Surprise feature as well. For the September Sundays, we’ll be looking at a few random books for the littlest readers in our lives.
Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Scott Magoon
Bernadette has claws and fangs, a tail, two toes on each foot, and big, scary eyes. But that’s all on the outside. On the inside, she’s as sweet as can be. She loves picking flowers and cuddling with kittens and baking cupcakes. Now what kind of monster is that? Not a very good one. Maybe that’s why she’s failing all her classes in Monster School. Bernadette knows what she needs to do to get straight A’s. But can she really do it?
Little Goblins Ten by Pamela Jane
From one monster mommy teaching her little guy to be scary to ten goofy goblins ready for trick-or-treating, all kinds of beasties and ghoulies are out on this spooky night. Furry werewolves learn to howl, ghosts how to haunt, and dragons how to breathe fire. The monsters keep on adding up until they’re all ready to head off into the forest for some Halloween fun.
Expressive and catchy, this holiday-themed rhyme will be a read-aloud treat any time of the year!
Scaredycrow by Christopher Hernandez
Scaredycrow is a scarecrow who is scared of everything. He’s scared of the corn swaying in the breeze, the crows that fly by in the day, and the bats that swoop in at night. Imagine Scaredycrow’s surprise when a helpful little mouse tells him that the other animals are scared of him!
Filled with bright illustrations, this friendship story will encourage kids to talk about what makes them scared.
Included at the back of the book is a punch-out Scaredycrow character that kids can make into their own paper doll.