Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Billy and Monster collection by David Chuka, Aubrey Gonzaga and Renato Capasso(Children's, 5 years +, 10E/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

March 2015, Pen n A Pad Publishing, 127 pages, Ebook, Review copy

Book summary
The Billy and Monster Collection contains the first five novels in the bestselling children's book series by David Chuka. This set contains Billy and the Monster who Loved to Fart, Billy and Monster: The Superhero with Fart Powers, Billy and the Monster who Ate All the Easter Eggs, Billy and Monster's New Neighbor Has a Secret and Billy and Monster's Golden Christmas.
 Billy and the Monster who Loved to Fart
Discover what happens when the Government Inspector (Billy's teacher says he'll approve more money for the school to buy more books and carrots at lunch) visits Billy's school and Monster paints the air all kinds of colors. Will Billy learn how to take Monster outside when he feels rumbles in his tummy? This is a fart book for children with a difference as Billy learns to take his (or Monster's as Billy would tell you) business outside.

Billy and Monster: The Superhero with Fart Powers
In this fart book for kids, Billy and Monster discover how fart powers can be used to stop a thief whose been stealing jewelry at parties. Will they stop him and get a special present from the Mayor?

Billy and the Monster who Ate All the Easter Eggs
What happens when Billy and Monster tip-toe downstairs and making a mess feasting on Grandma Chocalicious pyramid of Chocolate. Will Billy and Monster learn how to do things in moderation?

Billy and Monster's New Neighbor Has a Secret
Billy has a new neighbor who moves into the house next door - Number 13. She has bad manners and makes Billy angry. Will Billy learn to share with Sally and discover her secret?

Billy and Monster's Golden Christmas
Uncle Leland from England gives Billy a present at Christmas he doesn't like. Discover how Billy discovers one of the most important things about Christmas when he visits a kingdom faraway and meets Popo, Momo, Dodo and Bobo Monster.

Nayu's thoughts
Thanks to a lousy memory I can't remember when/why David asked if I could review some of his books, but ever since I have I've looked forward to each new edition because they are funny, appeal to boys (& girls), deal with a few social issues that appear when growing up, and are filled with heaps of adventure. Because I've read the Billy and Monster books out of order it was a real pleasure to read them all in one sitting.

The bond of friendship between Billy and his monster are clear, they help each other out (ok so it's more Billy helping Monster), and Monster is prone to kicking up a stink (literally). Whenever Billy did something wrong I was so in tune with the story that I felt that flush of shame which I always had when I was in trouble as a child – some memories don't fade! This is a great addition to my bookshelf, and I know you'll enjoy it too. 

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Cynthia said...

Nice to see someone writing books on topics that appeal to boys. They love gross stuff like farting monsters.

Wendy Owen said...

My grandson likes these. They are great stories for kids of all ages.