Okay I know I am a bit late, but I have been entertaining a cute little blond 6 year old nephew, who has come to visit and this weekend has been such a delight. I had this review done earlier, but finding the time to actually post it, well, in between putting the Christmas Tree up at 1am in the morning seemed like a good time..
MONTY AND MILLI The Totally Amazing Magic Trick
Written by: Tracey Corderoy
Illustrated by: Tim Warnes
Published by: Little Tiger Press Imprint of Magi Publications 2012
Age: 3 – 7
Theme: sibling rivalry, copying, magic
Opening Lines: Everything Monty did…. Milli did too. When Monty roared, Milli roared. When Monty painted… so did Milli!
Synopsis: Everything Monty does Milli does to and when Monty gets a magic set, even though it is for one, Milli wants to join in. Monty feels Milli is taking over and has had enough, and wishes Milli is turned into a warty toad. Later when called for their teatime Milli is nowhere to be seen, Monty fears he HAS turned Milli into a warty toad. The ending is cute and there is a surprise, does Monty have magical powers? You will have to read to find out..hehe.
Why I like this: Firstly it’s a beautifully illustrated book by Tim. He makes it comical, bright and fun. Tim has illustrated and written many books and is also the creator of Chalk and Cheese comic strip. Tracey has weaved a timeless message, one that I can certainly relate to, as the oldest with two younger siblings. It’s true they can sometimes be a pain and you wish they could disappear, but we also learn tolerance, love and family values.
Here is Tracey’s lovely website… http://www.traceycorderoy.com/
Learn more about Tim at his website… http://www.chapmanandwarnes.com/ and a write up in Amazon…. http://www.amazon.com/Tim-Warnes/e/B001IU2OOQ/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_2
Resources/Findings: A website about dealing with sibling rivalry….. http://voices.yahoo.com/five-tips-dealing-sibling-rivalry-90552.html
Information on siblings through the Mayo Clinic… http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sibling-rivalry/MY01914
For more books with resources please head on over and visit the lovely author Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books. Her blog is full of resources links and activities associated with the books reviewed by many authors.
I love books that involve sibiling rivalry. Many times it’s just the younger child looking up to the older sibling in admiration. This book sounds like a great read for parents dealing with this issue — and a fun one at that.
It is certainly fun Pat. True often the younger ones are just looking up to the older sibling in admiration or just wanting to be included. Thanks for your lovely comment.
Sounds lovely,glad you’re having fun with your nephew. I have started using children’s books again now I have young ones in my life. I love children’s books but once you’ve read the same story 10 times the enjoyment wears thin.
lol… So pleased to see you here Anne. I sooo enjoyed having my nephew stay with me. I am worn out now, but in a nice way..lol. Yes I love reading the kids books too.
This book sounds so delightful and fun! I totally want to read it. And I’m glad you’re adding it to the list – we need more sibling rivalry books – it’s an important topic! Thanks so much 🙂
So pleased you liked this one Susanna. I checked first to see if it was on the list….lol. It is lovely.
The cover looks AMAZING too!
Oh yes, and the other illustrations inside are just as spectacular, Julie.
That is adorable! I wish I’d written it 🙂
lol… yeah I thought that too Catherine *sigh*. We were too late…lol.
This looks great!
It’s perfect! So glad you like it too!
This looks like a fun and clever book! I think that my library kids will like this one. I’ll have to check it out! Thanks!
Yes, I am sure they will love it too. It’s bright and eye catching.
This book looks like such fun — and something that kids will really identify with! Thanks, Diane.
Thankyou Beth. Yes, it’s a lot of fun!
I think this would be a good book for our family as a bedtime book!
You and your sister will love this Erik. Enjoy!