The Monster Story-Teller (Colour First Reader) Paperback – 4 Aug 2011
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"A surefire addition to the shelves of early readers" (The School Librarian)
"Nick Sharratt has brought the story to life with imagination and invention. Children who have just learned to read will enjoy this first chapter book which leaps from the everyday to the unusual" (Carousel)
"Sharratt's zany black and white line drawings will instantly grab readers of this latest Wilson tale . . . The tale unfolds pacily and wittily, with a special visitor to school on the final pages worth waiting for!" (Books for Keeps)
An exciting, funny adventure from the award-winning Jacqueline Wilson, in a special Colour First Reader format which is perfect for learning to read.See all Product Description
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My son thoroughly enjoyed this book - it is proper paperback size with chapters but nice large print, thick creamy pages (which some dyslexia specialists think helps)and very cute illustrations. At first he wanted me to read it - he was a bit frightened that it was a proper book but he soon took it off me and started to read it himself.
It is a very engaging tale of a young girl who tells tales to outdo the boasting of what her school mates got up to at weekend ( a forerunner of Tracey Beaker perhaps?) and tells tales to the teacher and gets in trouble. She meets a very small alien who has bunked school to come to earth for fun and who magically transforms her into his size and takes her to see his planet and then brings her back where she retells her adventure to her classmates. A storyteller comes to class that afternoon (basically jacqueline herself)and starts to tell a story which lo and behold is our heroines story!
My son didn't really like this ending, but he really liked the alien and the naughtiness of the children. He was also very proud of the fact he had read a proper chapter book with no difficulty - result!
The main character of the story is Natalie who is bored so tells stories. Then she meets a tiny monster who has his own flying saucer and they go on an adventure together. This gives Natalie another story to tell, which doesn't seem to impress her teacher, but does impress the visiting story-teller.
A decent story written in easy language and big text for early readers. There are plenty of black and white illustrations (we were reading an older edition, not the colour one) including those showing the story-teller character who just so happens to look like the author, Jacqueline Wilson.
Both my nearly 4-year-old and nearly 8-year-old enjoyed it as I read it with them.
Natalie finds her friends have all had great weekends, starts telling lies about hers but later at school finds a tiny alien on a plant pot. He takes her off to his home planet where she has an exciting time and returns back to school in time for a special Storytime visitor (recognise her, anyone?!) who loves her tales.
Aliens always go down well in my house and the flight of fancy was very enjoyable. We loved the alien's money tree, milkshake fountain, alien pet shop - could have come directly from a child's imagination.
Short enough for a bedtime read, but long enough for a solo reader to gain confidence and enjoy a good story.
Jacqueline Wilson is a great story teller all her books are great!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great story and full of fun
My six year old twins absolutely loved it. Jacqueline Wilson is fantastic and full of fun
Loved it was great and very interesting. Would read this again lol I don't know what to write lol :-)Published 19 months ago by ellie lewis