Tuesday, February 14, 2012

40. Monster Beach by Sean O'Reilly

Monster Beach by Sean O'Reilly. Illustrated by Arcana Studio. (US) - (Canada)
Mighty Mighty Monsters

Pages: 43
Ages: 7+; GRL: K
Finished: Feb. 5, 2012
First Published: Jan. 13, 2012
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Genre: children, graphic novel, paranormal, Canadian author
Rating: 4/5

First sentence:  "Early one morning, the Mighty Mighty Monsters headed out for a relaxing day at the beach."


Publisher's Summary: "The monsters are ready for a relaxing day at the beach. However, the day is anything but relaxing! The group meets a young, lonely fish monster named Gill who is scared of the water. They help Gill find the confidence he needs to go into the ocean and find his family"

Acquired: Received a review copy from Capstone Press.

Reason for Reading: I think this series is adorable.

An easy reader graphic novel about famous movie monsters when they were kids and went to school together.  This time the kids have a day off and head for the beach where they meet Gilliver Finn, Gil to his friends, who would later become known as The Creature From then Black Lagoon.  Anyway, he's afraid of the water, the ocean and fish all together so his new found friends help him to over come his fears and he ends up being not so lonely anymore.  O'Reilly's story is cute and fun as usual with this series suitable for Grades 1-4 and reluctant readers being at a Guided Reading Level K.  Scott's Arcana Studios do a magnificent job on the animation quality illustrations.  Not my favourite in the series but still a fun read.

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