If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley
Since we’re creeping up on Halloween, I figured we should do a seasonal book. This little gem jumped out of the pages of last year’s Scholastic flyer and roared, “Order me!” I could help but comply. If the title seems oddly familiar to you, you’re probably thinking of, “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” which, I’m sure you learned as a child. You’d be right to make the connection. That’s exactly what this is…except for monsters! There’s even a downloadable song that you can get for it.
The illustrations are colourful and crazy with tons of wild monsters to snort, growl, stomp and roar their way into your child’s imagination and heart. In fact, Liam loved it so much that I swear we ended up reading it half a dozen times the day that Aiden brought it home from school. I saw its awesomeness in action again last week when we took it to Liam’s preschool group. Most of the kids there had never seen the book before and they were singing – and stomping – along like pros. I just hope I can get Liam to agree to take it with us to our Halloween party tomorrow.