What Do Monsters Get For Christmas?


Children - Picture Book
24 Pages
Reviewed on 04/22/2018
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Reviewed by Patricia Bell for Readers' Favorite

What Do Monsters Get for Christmas? by Blake L. Marsee is a picture book that begs the title question — what do monsters get for Christmas? Each page has a different monster and poses that very question. And each time the author tells us what he thinks each monster should get. From Frankenstein’s monster to Dracula and ghosts, from witches and spiders to wizards and dragons, to each is recommended the perfect gift. From a mirror for The Invisible Man to a hot cup of coffee for The Abominable Snowman, each gift is a perfect delight. But The Wolfman? Well, we are not so sure what he should get. Blake assures us that when he finds The Wolfman, he will ask. A brush, maybe?

This is a delightful story that presents monsters in a friendlier way. I read it to my toddlers and preschoolers and they were excited to see the monsters get lots of gifts and even suggested a few of their own. What Do Monsters Get for Christmas? is the perfect book with which to read and interact with the little guys (and girls). The illustrations were super cute and the words short and to the point, which kept their attention all the way through. I would recommend this picture book by Blake L. Marsee as a fun story time book or even an early reader story for starting readers. And to top it all off, the book had a special message at the end. Every monster celebrates Christmas. As all who love Jesus Christ should do.

Kristen Van Kampen

What do Monsters Get For Christmas? by Blake Marsee is a creative children's book about what many well known monsters want for Christmas. Many monsters make appearances as children wonder what Frankenstein gets for Christmas. Or what about what Dracula receives? What about a witch? Or a ghost? What do they get for Christmas? Or what about a skeleton? What presents do well known monsters get? Do monsters even receive presents for Christmas? Do monsters even celebrate Christmas? Find out what to get for a monster for Christmas in this fun picture book.

I really enjoyed reading What do Monsters Get For Christmas? by Blake Marsee. The book is really creative and is a very enjoyable read. It is very well written and descriptive. The author, Blake Marsee, creates fun and creative responses to questions about what monsters receive as presents, and the answers are very well thought out. The pictures are very well drawn and show each scene vividly. The pictures are also bold and colorful, and help to show each monster to children who might not be familiar with it. Children and their parents will enjoy reading and rereading this book every holiday season. The book also makes the monsters less scary, and will help children scared of monsters get over their fears. The book has some funny parts, especially at the very end with the Invisible Man. The book is well developed and well thought out. I would definitely recommend this book to all young readers.