Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Kane Miller
Illustrator: Stephanie Hinton
Publisher: Autumn Publishing
Barry the brave, batty beast gives a graceful and glorious gig on the guitar and obtains an ovation from the other outlaws. Confused? This charming board book is filled with silly monster alliterations. Each monster has a top, a middle, and a bottom that can be mixed and matched with monster parts on other split pages. The there are 8 monsters in simple and bright illustrations. The combinations that are made make new monsters and new stories to tell. Muddle and Match Monsters is one in a book series entitled Muddle and Match. Other books in the series include Muddle and Match Adventure, Muddle and Match Imagine, and Muddle and Match Jungle Animals.
What a silly and fun interactive book. With 8 monsters to mix and match this book provides hours of entertainment for toddlers or preschoolers. The pages are sturdy and seem like they can withstand an average toddler. Don’t worry, there are no “scary” monsters, only happy laughable and charming creatures. It’s a wonderful book to help improve your child’s vocabulary. With words like iridescent, ovation, and rouge there are bound to be questions and conversations about new words. When one monster is aligned with all its parts the words on the side match in color and alliterate with the same letter so it is easy to tell when it is aligned correctly. All in all, it is a book that will be essential to your busy bag and will provide lots of laughter for all who wish to mix and match monsters.