Children’s Review: “The Great Big Scary Monster” by Saraya Evenson and Nicholas Adkins

A few weeks ago I received an email from Nicholas Adkins asking me if I’d be interested in reviewing a children’s book he had illustrated. Of course I said “sure!”, and Nicholas kindly sent me a copy of his book and some coloring pages for my children.

I sat down and read “The Great Big Scary Monster” with my kids (who are 7 and 8). They read along with me, taking turns on the pages. It is a cute story and quick to read. My kids loved it and loved the illustrations. I can see pre-readers wanting to hear it over and over so they can memorize it and read along. It’d be a great bedtime read, especially for the preschool set.

In the story, the “great big scary monster” is actually a little boy; and his mother loves him even when he’s “scary”. Sweet!

I loved the simple yet effective illustrations and I thank Nicholas for sending me a copy to review. I appreciate it!

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