Saturday, December 13, 2008
The Block Mess Monster by Betsy Howie, illustrated by C.B. Decker
Calpurnia's mom is desperate for her to clean up her room. But there is one problem.
The Block Mess Monster.
The Block Mess Monster is a huge pile of blocks in the corner of Calpurnia's room that she is convinced is a monster and prevents her from cleaning up her room.
Calpurnia's mom suggest a variety of tactics to get rid of the monster, but none prevail-until her mom suggests that the monster help clean up the room!
What I Thought:
A very cute book. Calpurnia is simply a lovable character! Each time she is illustrated in the book she is wearing a different costume, whether it be a painter, a wizard, or even Peter Pan! It is so fun to examine the illustrations and check out what Calpurnia is up to on that page.
I was a little disappointed in the ending, it seemed to just end. However, a fun book overall and will be greatly enjoyed by kids everywhere.
Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: The Block Mess Monster by Betsy Howie, illustrated by C.B. Decker.