School of Monsters series by Sally Rippin & Chris Kennett
The four chapter books in Sally Rippin’s new School of Monsters series are a marvellous treat for children just starting their reading journey. Each is composed of short, easy sentences with bold, brightly coloured words to aid word recognition, a playful Dr Seuss-type rhyme, and energetic, cartoon-like illustrations guaranteed to motivate any beginner reader!
Within these pages, delightful madcap monsters engage in riotous school adventures that explore themes of diversity, friendship and sharing: Mary’s pet with the voracious appetite visits the school; Hairy Sam figures out a popular (but unusual) way to clean up his bread and jam mess; Pete’s extraordinarily big feet save the day; and Deb and Dot’s ingenious plot wins friends for both of them.
Each chapter book ends with tips for parents keen to help with reading and a wonderful step-by-step drawing activity. Best known for Billie B. Brown, Hey Jack! and the Polly and Buster series, Sally Rippin writes stories children love – and these will be no exception. Highly recommended for ages 5+.