Review for Mini Monsters: Can I Play?

Review for Mini Monsters: Can I Play?

Mini Monsters: Can I Play?, Monsters, Cute, Children's Books, Picture Books, Fantasy, Monsters, Playing Together, Friendship, Blue, Monsters, Yellow Font, Stars, Tony Neal, Caryl HartA cute picture book about playing together, about friendship, and about be nice and get along.

I was browsing twitter, as this week I am back on there again (left for a week as I just didn’t feel happy or safe there) and I spotted a tweet by the author that she was reading this book out loud. I couldn’t resist of course as I just adore her books and I was curious to see what this one would be about.

It is about Scout who wants to play along with Sparkle and Arthur… but Sparkle doesn’t want that. And Sparkle goes a bit too far in saying no.

I do have to say that at first I agreed with Sparkles, if you have a playdate with your friend I can imagine you don’t want someone else to join, BUT you can just be nice about it. Sparkles quickly became mean and rude, she may not have noticed herself but later on she does, though she tells herself she is not. Scout also should maybe just let the duo to play on their own and then later tried to ask again instead of constantly popping in between things, which is just very annoying. I can see both sides here as I have been part and witnessed this scene myself when I was tinier.

Of course, I am glad that later on Sparkles does realise she was mean and tries to fix things. What she did at the end was really sweet of her.

The art was really fun and I adore the style. The monsters were drawn very nicely and look adorable (which may not be a compliment to monsters, but maybe these tiny monsters love hearing that).

All in all, this was a fun read, and I hope that Caryl Hart will write more books featuring these monsters.

Star rating, 3.5 stars

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