Mondays at Monster School by Ruth Louise Symes

Mondays at Monster School

Written by Ruth Louise Symes
Illustrated by Rosie Reeve
Part of the Early Reader Series

5+ readers   
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Fred’s first day at monster school finally arrives and he begins to feel a little bit nervous. But when he discovers his friend Ted is even more scared, he finds the courage to go along with him. Things seem a little bit less scary with a friend. There is also a section at the back with questions you can discuss together at the end. Lovely.

A delightful full-colour Early Reader story to reassure little monsters everywhere - perfect for your child's first day at school.

Blue Early Reader books are the first stepping stone to independent reading, perfect for sharing and reading together.


Mondays at Monster School by Ruth Louise Symes

Even little monsters get worried about their first day at school. It's a big step to take. Fred and Ted are two little monsters who aren't at all sure they want to go...but once they do, they soon find out it's fun. After a day filled with mud splashing and slime painting, some howling and growling practice and a good stomp and stamp, not to mention big helpings of worms for lunch - they can't wait for Tuesday!

Early Readers from Orion Children's Books are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Each one is full colour throughout with big bold illustrations on every page.


'Early Readers are a good choice for those young readers beyond the 'beginning' stage who need the reassurance of a familiar format' - Nikki Gamble, WRITEAWAY

About the Author

Ruth Louise Symes teaches children with severe learning disabilities and also runs creative writing courses and workshops for children and adults. Her first published works were stories in the Dolphin 'Quids for Kids' and she has since written a fantasy novel, THE MASTER OF SECRETS published by Puffin and a comic novel, THE MUM TRAP, published by Andersen. Rosie Reeve has illustrated many picture books and young fiction, including HEY, I LOVE YOU, published by Macmillan.

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64 pages
Interest Age: from 5 to 7


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Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

1st August 2013




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