Sunday, April 28, 2013

Barefoot Books - Monster Stories 1-4 Review

My daughter is 6 and I've been looking for some simple chapter books for her to read.  She isn't quite there yet, so I usually read her most of it and have her help me with the simpler words.  I also have an 8 year old that loves to read.  He reads anything he can get his hands on.

Barefoot Books offers a wonderful selection of titles for children of all ages.  They offer books for children about 1 year old and up.  I enjoyed browsing their website.  I noticed that so many of their books are also beautifully illustrated.  This really makes reading fun for children.

The Monster Stories from Barefoot Books are geared towards children ages 6 to 11.  These are simple chapter books that are great for the early reader.  The Monster Stories have easy vocabulary and simple sentences.  They also really keep your child engaged in the book.  The plot is interesting and the pictures are fantastic.  

I honestly set these books on the couch and was going to sit down with my daughter and read them with her.   My 8 year old was bored and sat down and started reading them.  He fell in love with them and read all 4 of them in a day.  I am so happy that both my 6 and 8 year old can enjoy these books.  

This is a wonderful story from Italy.  It features a king that ends up ill.  He is trying to get someone to bring him an ogre's feather.  This special feather will make him better.  Pirolo is a palace gardener and he sets out to find the feather.

This Story from South Africa.  This story is about Ntombi.  She is the chiefs daughter.  She is a very active girl!  The chief really wants his daughter to get married, but that is not really in her plan.  She wants to go see the Ilulange River.  This is where the Mother of Monsters lives!

This is a story that comes from Nepal.  Ramay is a boy that I would say doesn't help his mom out enough.  His mom thinks he is lazy.  She ends up telling him to leave.  She wants him to stop behaving the way he does.  Ramay goes to live up in the mountains.  That is where the monster Shopka lives.

This is a North American Story.  It is a Native American tale.  A man and woman leave their tribe.  The man is responsible for hunting and the woman prepares the food.  They are getting ready for Winter.  The woman comes across a Chenoo, but she isn't scared.  She hugs the Chenoo and the Chenoo now has a friend!

These are all wonderful stories that my kids loved.  I asked them both which was their favorite, but they said they really liked them all.  Have you read any of these Monster Stories from Barefoot Books?  Which one is your favorite?

You can learn more about Barefoot Books by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.    

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