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Publisher: HarperTrophy, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,
Summary: Paddy loved his grandfather, but he wasn't sure about staying at his house by himself. As night fell, Paddy's fears grew ... especially after he heard a monster. So Pop and Paddy started building traps, each one becoming more sophisticated in hopes the could catch them. What would happen if one really worked? This is a picture book about turning the tables on the monsters kids see at night.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, independent reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 10; read yourself: 7 to 10
Interest Level: 4 to 8
Reading Level: 2.7
Age of Child: Started reading with 5-year-old child.
Young Reader Reaction: This was a must-read in our house for several weeks; even well past Halloween.
Adult Reader Reaction: What a fun story. Even after LOTS and LOTS of reading, we continued to enjoy reading this book. The dark illustrations lend both to the setting and suspense of the story.
Pros: The story and illustrations combine to make a whimsical, creative take on that age-old problem of monsters coming out at night.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! This is a fun bedtime story. It has monsters (which kids love) but turns the table on them making way for a positive response when you turn out the lights.