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How to catch a monster
2017
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A USA TodayBestseller!

From the creators of the New York Times bestselling How to Catch a Leprechaun and How to Catch an Elf!

There's a monster in my closet,
with claws, and teeth, and hair,
and tonight, I'm going to scare him!
He lives just right through there...

Get ready to laugh as a young ninja heads into the closet to meet the monster that's been so scary night after night! But what if things aren't what they seem and our monster isn't scary at all? What if our ninja hero is about to make a friend of strangest sort?

If you dare to travel beyond the closet door and into the land of the monsters... you might just find the very best reward of all. But with robots, lava pie, and a smattering of traps--catching monstersis no easy business!

Is there a monster living in your closet? Are you brave enough to catch him? Parents and children will love sharing this fun and inventive picture book, which reminds us that things aren't always as scary as they seem.

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K-Gr 2-A young boy is cast as a ninja monster in his school play, so he decides to prepare for the role by fighting the hairy green monster in his closet. It turns out that his closet is a fantasy world where the monster lives, and the boy tries to capture it with a giant shark and silly string. Finally, using a robot and a cage, the boy catches the creature, who turns out to be friendly. The two play for hours at the monster's house, and the boy even meets the monster's parents. Unfortunately, he must go to bed and is magically transported back to his room where his mother tucks him in. The colors are bold and appealing. The pace of the narration is slow, though, and may turn some listeners off. VERDICT Overall, a light production for fans of the popular book series.-Martha Rico, El Paso ISD, TX © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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