Monday, March 28, 2011

A Review of Monkey Made Dream


Monkey Made Dream

Written by Tom Listul and Heather Listul Hewitt

Illustrated by Jenna Hildahl

Ages 4 - 8

ISBN: 978-1-4269-4986-9

Published in December 2010

Published by Trafford Publishing
www.trafford.com



SYNOPSIS
Monkey Made Dream is a fictional children's story about a little girl who wakes up to find a big surprise - there is a monkey in her brother's bed!  She experiences a whole day with the monkey from getting him dressed to taking him to school, and she wonders all along if her brother has really changed into a monkey.  The book captures a magical day with twists and turns as a little girl discovers that dreams can come true!




MY REVIEW
Monkey Made Dream is a delightful story about a young girl who wakes up one morning to find that it is no ordinary day.  Not finding her little brother in his bed, there is instead a monkey smiling back at her!  The young girl is amazed to find that her mother, teacher and friends don't seem to find it strange that there is a monkey with her.  Has her little brother really changed into a monkey, or is it all just a dream? 

I think young children will enjoy reading this whimsical book about a young girl and a monkey who seems to have replaced her brother.  The colorful, full page illustrations add to the whimsy of the story told in Monkey Made Dream

To get your own copy of Monkey Made Dream, you can find it at Barnes and Noble.com, Amazon.com, and Better World Books.




11 comments:

Joylene Butler said...

Monkey Made Dream ... sounds adorable. Thanks for another great book for my grandchildren!

Ann Best said...

Sounds like a fun book! Even at my age, I love to read YA and MG. (I have YA and MG grandchildren, too, as well as one "little" one.) I think they're some of the best stories published.

I saw your comment on my guest post at Stephen Tremp's today, and came over to meet you. I'm glad I did!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Joylene! Thanks for stopping by to check out the review. Stop by on Wednesday to check out the interview with both Heather and her her dad.
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Hi, Ann! It was so nice getting to meet you over at Stephen Tremp's blog. Glad you came over to meet me. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. I'm following yours!

Janet Johnson said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

Vicki Rocho said...

What a cute book!

Thanks for your vote today!

Angela Ackerman said...

Sounds like a cute book--and one that would appeal to girls with brothers!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I can picture kids now, giggling at the thought of finding a monkey in their sibling's bed. Looks like a fun read.

Nice review, Susanne.

Stephen Tremp said...

I like the business card. Nicely done with an image of the book, the author, and a blurb.

Julie Musil said...

This sounds like an adorable story! I can see kids being completely entertained by the goofiness of it all. Thanks for sharing!

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The Ripple Maker said...

Hey there! I'm Jenna Hildahl (the illustrator) and I stumbled upon your blog! I have to say that this absolutly made my day!
I love how God has been suprising me with little things like this =)

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