In Marlow and the Monster, Marlow has a monster—a very pesky monster. As a matter of fact, his monster has him in trouble with mom and dad fairly often! At his wits end, Marlow decides that the only prudent thing to do is to pawn the monster off on little sister Sarah Do they have to be? Sometimes, all you need to do is look at it in a different way.
- Marlow and the Monster.
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Hardcover , 40 pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Marlow and the Monster , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Marlow and the Monster. Lists with This Book. Aug 15, Laura DeLuca rated it really liked it.
Marlow and the Monster is a unique children's book that both boys and girls can enjoy. It tells the tale of a boy named Marlow who has a bit of a monster problem. It isn't scared of the monster. He just seems to find him annoying at first. The monster keeps him up at night. He gets into everything, and he just won't go away.
Marlow and the Monster
Whenever Marlow tries to tell his parents, the monster hides. Finally, he tries to push the monster off on his little sister. At first she's scared and Marlow just gets in t Marlow and the Monster is a unique children's book that both boys and girls can enjoy. At first she's scared and Marlow just gets in trouble again, but then his little sister helps him see that the monster really just needs a friend.
So the underlying moral of the story is that you can be friends with anyone, even if they seem a little different while also teaching kids not to be scared the monsters under their bed. My kids enjoyed the story and the illustrations. I thought it was unique that each picture is in black and white, expect for the brightly colored monster.
It makes it easy for the younger children to find him, even when he's hiding. With Halloween on the way, this fun but no so scary monster story would be a great addition to any child's library. Aug 14, Lenore Webb rated it it was amazing. I was thrilled to be able to share Marlow and the Monster with Landon especially. He tends to have bad dreams often. He tells us those scary shows are in his head again.
She is the author and illustrator of Cougar Cub Tales. Once again her talent as an artist comes through with Marlow and the Monster.
The pictures are all drawn in black ink yet the monster is vivid in bright colors. Marlow knows that mons I was thrilled to be able to share Marlow and the Monster with Landon especially. Marlow knows that monsters are not real. So he does not give any attention to this pesky one. But in time he figures out just how to deal with him on his own terms. I also like that she tackles the horrid monster in my room issue. I remember that myself as a child.
So scared that something was in the closet or under the bed. We have tried helping out our Grandbabe with his bad dreams by not watching scary movies and keeping soft lights on through out the house so he can get to the bathroom or us easily. JD kept a flash light by her bed also but I think she used it mostly to read under the covers. Aug 13, Molly rated it really liked it Recommended to Molly by: PR promo blog tour.
It scrambled with its short legs, trying to reach the floor. He is uncooperative, has a hard time listening and does nothing but cause trouble for poor Marlow with his parents. They just want Marlow to knock it off and behave, like his little sister, Sarah. Turns out, monsters can be pretty neat to have around. I willingly agreed because my dusty degree in Elementary Education gave me another layer of interest in the kiddo books beyond my childhood fondness for them. I am forever casting an evaluative eye on the topics their stories tell and the way the writers and illustrators choose to give them life.
Cramer is both the author and illustrator of this work and the drawings are meticulous. I am always appreciative of fine details to examine and pick up on throughout multiple readings, because a good one is going to be read over and over and over and over if the child has their way. But the style serves the purpose of highlighting the brightly colored monster, so vividly painted because only the children can see him.
Monster is annoying, monster gets kid in trouble, monster gets passed off onto little sister, little sister turns monster into friend, kid happy with new playmate. He wanted to play in the way he thought the boy would enjoy. I honestly found Marlow more irritating than the monster! I skimmed through very quickly on my way out the door for a weekend away with family. I gathered the kids around me while they were off playing away from the grownups.
And I write my thoughts about them on a website.
Kind of like a book report. And sometimes, the people that write books send them to me for free hoping that I will read and write about their stories so other people can learn about them. I let them know that it was a book about a monster — who was not scary. He was a real pest. I told them that there was also a little sister in the story with an important role all of these boys happened to have a little sister.
I asked them if they could help me and they all agreed. They volunteered a synopsis so I knew that they had each in fact truly read the tale. They thought it was a fun book and enjoyed reading it.
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They did not have any questions, for me or for the author. If I had read it to them instead, I could have gauged things a little better, but I wanted them to be fully in charge of this big responsibility so I left it in their hands. They seemed quite pleased with themselves.
That feelings are valid, whether they are always acknowledged by others or not. That killing things with kindness is often the key. All of these are lessons this book can bring up for discussion depending upon the age level of your child. Jul 22, Julie Witt rated it it was amazing Shelves: I received a copy of this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. First off, let me say that I've read Sharon Cramer's books before and I've enjoyed every one, especially the illustrations, but more importantly my son, who is my test subject when it comes to children's books, has loved them all, so I was really looking forward to reading this book to him.
Sharon's books always have awesome illustrations, but I think this one is my favorite - the pictures are in black I received a copy of this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. Sharon's books always have awesome illustrations, but I think this one is my favorite - the pictures are in black and white, except for the monster, who is in color.
This represents the fact that only kids can see monsters because only kids still believe in them! This book was also my son's favorite, because what little boy doesn't love reading about monsters? The difference with this book is that Marlow isn't at all afraid of the monster even though the monster keeps insisting that he's really very scary!
And he's frustrated with his parents because every time he calls for them, they tell him that monsters aren't real, and then they blame him for the mishaps that the monster causes! Marlow thinks really hard about this and comes up with the brilliant idea of foisting the monster off on his little sister!
This is a wonderfully written and illustrated book, and my only complaint is that it wasn't long enough! The Kindle copy doesn't do the illustrations justice, so I will definitely be buying a finished copy: Apr 04, Nicole rated it it was ok Shelves: When I saw the information on this book I thought it would be like Monsters Inc where a child is terrified of the monster under their bed but they learn to overcome that fear. Marlow and the Monster is about a boy who has a monster in his room who just won't leave. You submitted the following rating and review.
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