A boy walks through a forest full of snakes and wolves and bears, but this boy isn’t afraid because he knows they’ll stay out of his way. The scary monster in this forest won’t stay out of his way, though. He pops out at the boy and growls! But the brave boy just keeps walking along because he doesn’t believe in monsters. This sets the monster to begging and begging for the boy to believe in him, even just a smidge. Will the boy ever agree?
This unusual monster story, with thrills and fangs and growls, shows that a little confidence and a lot of courage can shrink fears to a size that might even be a little cuddly.
A NOT SCARY Story About BIG SCARY Things is a well written book with a surprise ending. It is beautifully illustrated too.
The author, C. K. Williams writes just enough about BIG SCARY things to draw a child’s interest. The author helps children bring forth their braveness and let them know MONSTER’S do not exist; they live only in the imagination.
I love that the book teaches children that things in nature are real, but are usually as scared of you as you are of them.
Another lesson I see in this book, is that as a legend passes from generation to generation, it becomes larger with each telling.
This Book Review was written for the ‘Award Winning Books Reading Challenge’ at: http://main.gatheringbooks.org/
Book #5 for AWBRC