Monster! Hungry! Phone!
32pp., pbk., RRP $A14.99
Monster is hungry and craves a pizza. So he picks up his mobile phone to order one. However, in his frustration he keeps dialing the wrong number…
This is a book for those who relate to the concept of reaching for the phone when they are hungry rather than on-hand ingredients. Monster’s mood is captured in the bold colour palette, sharp illustrations and the heavy black font making it a not-so-restful book even though it is funny. Perhaps an opportunity to discuss what else Monster could do rather than automatically order-in and maybe even a chance to teach about making a sandwich or other simple snack with all that following instructions incorporates. Opportunities to graph the children’s eating habits, favourite snacks, sandwich fillings and so forth – there is always maths embedded in stories if we just look, enabling this to be more than a one-off read. for both teachers and parents.