MONSTER! THIRSTY! DRINK!
32pp., pbk., RRP $A14.99
It’s a hot summer day at the beach and Monster is thirsty. But when he trips over and spills his own drink, the trouble begins as he hunts for another. The queue at the juice van is long, only race-runners can have one from Kangaroo and the toilet water is a no-no. His problem seems to be solved when some penguins having a picnic offer to share theirs – or is it?
This will be a familiar scenario to those with fractious toddlers who demand instant satisfaction and who will see the humour, but it is also one to encourage them to look at the pictures to work out the storyline because the text is minimal. Then, having read it through with adult guidance they will be able to read it themselves, making up the story as they go and empowering them as readers. Worthwhile for our youngest readers.