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Nov 07 2014

There is a monster under my Christmas tree who farts by Tim Miller and Matt Stanton

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ABC Books, 2014. ISBN 9780733332951
(Age: 4-7) Recommended for boys and reluctant readers. The Fart Monster who has appeared in There is a monster under my bed who farts is back again, just in time to spoil Christmas for everyone. There are farts under the Christmas tree, farts while presents are being wrapped, and even farts that destroyed the boy's photo when visiting Santa Claus. Will he get the blame and be put on Santa's naughty list?
This is an ideal book for the reluctant reader and the young boys who delight in anything that smells! The authors have come up with hilarious scenarios where farts would have a devastating effect on what is happening. Scenes like decorating the Christmas tree, putting up Christmas lights, and pulling Christmas crackers will be familar to children and what happens when there are farts is very amusing.
The humorous illustrations are in the wide-eyed comic style that also appeals to young children and the final page is very funny and will delight the young children who either read or listen to the book.
Pat Pledger

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