Have You Seen My Monster? by Steve Light

The Lovereading4Kids comment

There’s all the fun of the fair to be enjoyed in this clever, entertaining picture book, and lots to learn too. ‘Have you seen my monster?’ asks a little girl. He’s already at the fair and can be spotted on every page, on a ride, looking at the sideshows, even joining in with the band. Detailed pen and ink drawings make this absorbing to look at while one bright colour on each spread picks out a (labelled) shape, from the familiar (square, triangle, rhombus) to the more exotic (trapezoid, curvilinear triangle, decagon). Finally, little girl and monster are reunited and walk home hand in hand, under a crescent moon. A quirky, stylish way to teach children shapes. ~ Andrea Reece


Have You Seen My Monster? by Steve Light

A search-and-find shape book! The follow-up to Steve Light's Have You Seen My Dragon?, the fair is filled with shapes - and somewhere among them a monster is waiting to be found! Can you spot the friendly furry monster as well as twenty shapes - squares, triangles, trapezoids, ellipses, kites and more - hidden among iconic fair attractions from the fun house to the Ferris wheel?

You'll be so mesmerized by Steve Light's masterful pen-and-ink illustrations, decorated with vivid splashes of colour, you won't even realize you've learned how to spot a nonagon while looking for a monster!


"Not since Where the Wild Things Are has the monstrous had such appeal." The Times

Praise for Have You Seen my Dragon?

“Lots for young readers to see and count.” Kirkus Reviews

“Details missed the first time through the book will bring readers back for more.” Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Steve Light

Steve Light is the author-illustrator of many books for children, including The Christmas Giant and Zephyr Takes Flight. Upon graduating from Pratt Institute he did corporate illustrations for companies such as: AT&T, Sony Films, and the New York Times Book Review.

He also makes sculptures and toys out of wood. Steve lives in New York City.

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Book Info


48 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th October 2016




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