51k8dgp7wl_sl500_aa300_TICKLE MONSTER written by Josie Bissett and illustrated by Kevan J. Atteberry is reviewed today by Lindy Michaels of BookStar on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City.

Kids love the funny. Kids love the rhyming. Kids love the tickle! And TICKLE MONSTER has all these three ingredients plus truly silly and colorful illustrations. Actress and now terrific children’s author, Josie Bissett, has done a marvelous job tickling the senses of little ones.

“I came from the Planet Tickle, you see.
I’m a monster, but not the kind you must flee.
I’m the happiest, silliest, zaniest kind.
My talent is tickling, I think you’ll soon find…”

And so begins Tickle Monster’s quest to tickle… “footsies and tum-tums and underarm-pitties!”

Now watch out all you mommies and daddies, because after reading this fabulous picture book, your kiddies will be tickling you silly!

Ages 2 to 6 and even beyond will get a tickle out of TICKLE MONSTER.

lindymichaelspic1The very versatile Lindy Michaels aims to inspire young minds through children’s literature. Lindy owned L.A.’s first children’s bookshop, OF BOOKS AND SUCH (1972-1987) where she did storytelling, taught drama to children, had art and poetry contests and the like. According to Lindy, “It was truly a ‘land of enchantment.” She also spent years lecturing on realism in children’s literature at colleges in the state. For close to five years Lindy has worked for Studio City Barnes and Noble (BookStar) in the children’s section and does storytelling every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

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