Posted by Venus on Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Labels: picture book review
Illustrations by Kate Hindley
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release Date: January 6, 2015
It is time for the annual Best Pet Monster in the World Competition. Albert can't wait to enter his pet monster, Sidney. Albert is sure that Sidney is a winner, but as far as monsters go, Sidney is just a little too clean, too parasite-free, and too well-behaved. How will he ever win?
This is the kind of book that I lovingly like to refer to as a chuckler. It isn't laugh out loud funny, but each spread would produce a bit of a chuckle, a smile, and a feeling of good fun. I love the play on a dog's best in show contest, with typical things you would expect from a monster contest. Most parasites, smelliest farts, loudest burps. It's good old silly fun.