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Friday, November 4, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway: The Monster Who Ate My Peas

By: Danny Schnitzlein
Illustrated by: Matt Faulkner

Attention veggie haters everywhere:
What would you do to get out of eating your vegetables? The young boy in The Monster Who Ate My Peas would do just about anything.

When a monster, who looks like a cross between an octopus and an organic waste pile, shows up and drives a hard bargain, the boy loses his soccer ball, and then his new bike in exchange for the monster eating his peas.

The boy comes to regret his choices when his friends stop inviting him to ride bikes with them. He swallows his pride, I mean peas, and fights off the roaming tentacles of the monster to save his most prized possession and makes a surprise discovery as well.

The whimsical verse flows well with the outrageously fun illustrations, making this a must read for any child who hates his greens. My twelve-year-old son read this and laughed out loud. When he was finished he said, "Oh my gosh, this boy is so stupid." It's not very often I get such a strong reaction from a boy who thinks he has outgrown picture books, but loved this one. Ages 5 and up. Highly recommended.


Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2001
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Peachtree
ISBN:  978-1-5614533-1 Paperback

**Disclaimer: I have received a free book from the publisher for review purposes. I have not received monetary compensation. My opinions are in no way influenced by the publisher nor has the publisher asked for a positive review.


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35 comments:

Lori said...

Tickle Monster!

Gretta said...

Happy Monster, Sad Monster

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Patty White said...

Monster Museum

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iamacliche said...

Pat the Beastie

JRFrugalMom said...

Monster by Coretta Scott King is my favorite.

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whatswithmyheart said...

My favorite monster book is "Go Away Big Green Monster" - christympearson@hotmail.com

Robin said...

My favorite is Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance by Keith Graves!

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luckyseattlemom said...

The monster at the end of this book
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Anonymous said...

Patricia Wojnar

We love Where the Wild Thing Are

Angela Cisco said...

Bye Bye monster

Jenny said...

Where the Wild Things Are

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corey1971 said...

My son said the monsters in Percy Jackson! (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

Shannon said...

The Beast in the Bathtub.
Idk if he fits the definition of monster but its a favorite in my house!!

lisa said...

Where the Wild Thing Are

Heather said...

We just got Zombie in Love which is super cute!

Becky said...

Not really a Monster but I love "I was So Mad". I can remember reading this book over and over to my youngest son and when my youngest grandson was born we bought another one for him and we read it all of the time.

We also love Where the Wild Things Are.

Thanks so much!

dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

Erika said...

My favorite monster book is Where the Wild Things Are!

Debbi said...

Where the Wild Things Are

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Kathy Davis said...

My favorite Monster book is Where the Wild Things Are.

Kathy Davis
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Sweetsillysara said...

The Monster at the End of the Book has been a favorite of mine since childhood

Anonymous said...

Stacey L
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I love there is a monster in my closet

Brittany said...

Where the Wild Things Are

Celebrate Woman said...

The Terrible Monster is one of my favorites!
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Diana hatch said...

I like Where the Wild things are
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Melanie said...

Gruffalo!
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Connie said...

Glad Monster, Sad Monster: A Book About Feelings
by Anne Miranda
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Mary said...

Where The Wild Things Are is my favorite.
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Roxanne K said...

Where the Wild Thing Are :)
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*Brittany C* said...

My Monster Mama Loves Me So and Where The wild Things are! Thanks for the giveaway!

Bee W Bedard said...

Bye Monster

Laurie said...

where the wild things are

shaye said...

Cookie monster books

Missy L said...

The Monster At the End of this Book

jadavis said...

The Monster At the End of this Book
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Beckee said...

Hands down Where the Wild Things Are!

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