In case you haven’t read my All About Me post, I am the proud father of two amazing kids. My son is 3 almost 4, and my Daughter is only 3 months old. Because of these kiddos I read a lot of children’s books. This means that from time to time I will have some reviews of those books on my blog. I love to read and write so I will be posting these reviews to possibly help other parents decide on new books for their kids.
I really enjoy reading to my son. When my daughter gets older I will read to the both of them, but for now reading is special Father/Son time, or Mother/Son time when my wife takes a turn. We both try to read to him equally because we both are avid readers and we want to teach the importance of books.
My son loves Superheroes, cars, tools, and monsters. This book was perfect to read to him. The publisher suggests this is for ages 5-7, and when it comes to reading level I would say that's about right. However, there is nothing in this book that is inappropriate for younger kids and it isn't scary. It's a fun story about three kids trying to protect their little town. It is a very good beginners adventure story.
This book starts out with a rain storm and so many night crawlers all over the ground that you couldn't walk without squishing one underfoot. Alexander and Rip are two boys who have stumbled onto a Monster notebook and they are sure that the Mega Worm is to blame. This is a small blue worm that when exposed to sunlight becomes gigantic and can eat kids. Little did they know they had bigger fish to fry.
My son did enjoy this book. I asked him a few questions about it and here are his answers.
What was your favorite monster?
The Tunnel Fish
What did you like about the book?
How the boys fight and save the kids.
What was the grossest part?
The worms squishing when they stepped on them.
We had fun reading this book and I look forward to reading more in the Notebook of Doom series.