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Author: Michael Rex

Illustrator: Michael Rex

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Publisher: Putnam Juvenile, �2007

Material: hard cover

Summary: A young boy getting ready to go to sleep asks his Dad if he would save him. He describes different kinds of monsters taking him away and asks what his Dad would do to rescue him. This is a father-son story that turns a question into an adventure.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 6; read yourself: 8 to 10

Interest Level: 2 to 6

Age of Child: Read with a 4-year-old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: Our daughter liked this book. She thought it was great that the Dad always figured out a way to save the boy.

Adult Reader Reaction: It was nice to have a book where Dad putting the child to bed. I like how he was reassuring the child that he would take care of him.

Pros: This is a great story for a little boy and his Dad to read together.

Cons: This is a story that isn't likely to appeal to girls (even reading with their dad), as much as it will for boys.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a book that will likely be read a couple of times, and then Dad and son will be off to other adventures.


Educational Themes: This is a book for sharing quality time with dad and bonding over a story.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, family, adventure

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2008

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