Today’s guest review family is the Medina family from the San Fernando Valley area. Audrey Medina, a mother of two works at Wella Corp as Color Tech Support and her husband, Tony Medina works as an ad developer for Los Angeles News Group. They are the proud parents of Gavin, a Pre-K student in Woodland Hills and Reese, their 6 month old cutie pie.
My son Gavin is four. He was immediately drawn to the stark graphic illustrations as well as the interactive pop up sequences in School Bugs by David A Carter. The text nicely bolstered the illustrations. It was short, sweet and a nice paced read, the perfect night capper for the kiddies.
I would not recommend this book for very young toddlers in observance of the intricate pop ups which might tear easily, or at the very least not something left on the book shelf within the reach of the young toddlers. However I do recommend it highly for the rest looking to bolster their story book library.
THERE WAS AN OLD MONSTER
The illustrations in There Was An Old Monster, by Rebecca Emberley with illustrations by Ed Emberley and Rebecca Emberley, were subdued against the dark backdrop of the pages.
I felt with the proper reading style (low gruff dramatic voice) Gavin’s interest was held. Also accompanied by the occasional scare and grab tactics for emphasis. For those nights when some energy is in vast reserve this book helped expend some of it.
I do recommend it highly for the over age 3 crowd.