#BookReview – Monster Doughnuts by Gianna Pollero. Illustrated by Sarah Horne.

The Blurb

Ten-year-old Grace likes doughnuts and cakes as much as the next kid – but they are also her secret weapon. Grace is a monster hunter who owns a bakery – and everyone knows how much monsters LOVE any kind of sweet treat! Just don’t tell them about the secret exploding baking powder inside the doughnuts and the cookies … 

When Grace’s Monster Scanning Machine alerts her to the doughnut-loving, people-eating, board-game-playing cyclops Mr Harris, she realises she’s about to face her biggest challenge yet …

My Thoughts

Monster Doughnuts has all of the right ingredients to make for a great children’s book series. Filled with humour, mystery and great illustrations throughout, I’m not sure what more you could ask for.

The story itself is easy to follow and contains super descriptions that will aid children’s visualisation skills and allow them to picture all of the great scenes that unfold in this brilliant story. Every chapter is short which, in my opinion, is something that is very appealing to children and is also great if you are using this as a class novel as you can pick it up and read a chapter when you have a couple of minutes to spare.

I particularly like that the main character and monster hunter is a girl who demonstrates real courage when tasked with defeating the biggest and scariest of monsters. The monster glossary at the end is extremely useful, I just wish I had noticed this before I started reading but then again it allowed for my imagination to run wild and configure my own monster roles.

Monster Doughnuts is a book I will ensure is firmly installed in my classroom library for children to love! A great start to a new series!

Buy your copy now…

Published by charismaticcritic

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