Will Allen and the Great Monster Detective: Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency Volume 1

Will Allen and the Great Monster Detective: Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency Volume 1

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Cassie629 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Will Allen and the Great Monster DetectiveBy: Jason EdwardsISBN: 9780978951207Published September 15, 2007 by Rogue Bear PressAvailable Format: Paperback, ebookMy Rating: ¿¿¿¿¿Goodreads¿ Synopsis: Will Allen and the Great Monster Detective is the story of a smart but timid 5th grade boy haunted by fears that have literally come to life. He searches fruitlessly for help until a strange business card mysteriously appears in his book bag, instructing him how to summon Bigelow Hawkins, The Great Monster Detective. With Bigelow's help, along with the use of a very special flashlight and magnifying glass, Will must learn how to conquer his monsters and uncover the secret of the dreadful Hidden Beast before it's too late...The story starts out innocently enough. Who hasn¿t had a monster under their bed at some point? How handy would a Monster Detective have been back then? Pretty soon, however, Will finds out these aren¿t your run of the mill monsters. I love how the author works some really serious issues (bullies, abuse, insecurities) into such a fun, entertaining story. What a great way to approach tough subjects.Some of the monsters did scare my six-year-old a bit. (And I¿ll admit my husband and I had a fun time teasing him a little, but then discussed with him about how monsters are really just our imagination.) In the end, however, he really did enjoy the story, and I love seeing him engaged with reading as much as he was with this book. After finishing the Great Monster Detective, he signed up on the website to become an honorary Monster Detective. He thought that was super cool. There are other neat activities that he can do on the site, and we¿ll be checking those out soon.This is a great chapter book with a great message. I highly recommend it!
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Will Allen and the Great Monster Detective is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book has positive messages intertwined with laughter, mystery, and suspense to make for one fun, exciting, uplifting story. I would recommend this book for any parent to read with their children in fourth and fifth grade as well as teachers in fourth and fifth grade who want something positive for their classrooms.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Will Allen And The Great Monster Detective was a fun and entertaining book. As a mother of two children, I found this book to be very enjoyable for both my 7 year old and 12 year old. And I had fun reading it with my kids too! Can't wait for the next one to come out!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an incredible learning experience for my children! It helped them with how to deal with their fears, in a very enjoyable way! My kids absolutely loved it! I even found myself reminding my kids about how Will dealt with certain things in the book, and how they can deal with their issues. I can't wait for more books from this author.