Ginger Nuts of Horror
by Jim Mcleod
As every parent knows introducing your child to reading is one one of the most important things a parent can do. Igniting a passion for reading in your child will set them up for life. However, in the early stages of this task finding a book that doesn't make this task unbearable for he parent is a tough call. Too many of these books are just too twee, and far too often are filled with wimpy fairies, soft toys and precocious princesses.
Thankfully M.T. Weber's I want to be a Monster When I Grow Up bridges the gap between engaging the young reader and the parent looking for a fun filled read that doesn't want to make them sigh with boredom.
Hudson wants to be a monster when he grows up, and as nearly ever character in early reading books decides to explore this desire in rhyme. Fascinated with the spooky side of life Hudson loves his mommy's bedtime tales especially the ones with skeletons and snails.
This is a fun read written and illustrated by M.T. Weber, he touches upon such important issues as why monsters need to keep their teeth clean, why monsters and their brothers need to work together, and the importance of a good diet. This little story will raise a smile on both your face and your child's face. It brilliantly introduces your child to monsters galore without ever running the risk of scaring your child.
Aided by some great artwork, this book will become a firm favourite with with both you and your child.