Monday, August 13, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway - Marlow and the Monster by Sharon Cramer

Giveaway is now closed. 

Marlow and the Monster is written and illustrated by Sharon Cramer (B & F Publishing)

Marlow is a little boy who receives bedtime visits from a monster. This is not a scary monster, though the monster believes that he is. Marlow, however, finds that the monster is more of a pest. So his dilemma is this: Whatever is he going to do with the thing?

His solution is simple; just give the monster to his sister. Has Marlow solved the problem? Hmmmm.

Marlow and the Monster is a cute story with equally cute pictures. The illustrations are done in quill pen and ink with the monster in vivid watercolor. Ms. Cramer did the monster in color "because only the children can see him." By making the monster goofy rather than scary, she does a terrific job of taking the focus off of terrifying and puts it on something that is more funny and reassuring. I like that.

I enjoyed this picture book and I think you and your little book reading pals will too. In fact, I'll be picking a blog reader to win a copy of Marlow and the Monster. To enter the contest, just leave me a comment telling me the title of a book you enjoyed as a child. If you'd like a bonus entry, share this giveaway post on Twitter or your own blog readers. In a separate comment, let me know who you shared with and leave me the link. Be sure to leave an e-mail address so I can contact you should you win. 

Giveaway ends Monday, August 20.  

This week only you can get a digital copy of Marlow and the Monster for free on Amazon.

*I received a copy of Marlow and the Monster in exchange for my honest review*


sara j said...

My favorite book was "are you my mother" by Dr Seuss, i actually think its the book that helped me learn how to read.

sara dot stewart at hotmail dot com

Susan Herlan said...

Good ole Dr. Suess Green eggs and ham..not sure if it would of been my favorite, but, I do remember reading it over and over again as a kid. Dr. Suess had alot of good ones! Thanks for this giveaway!
herlanjohn at aol dot com