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Marvin Monster's Big Date    by Tabatha Jean D'Agata & Bonnie Everett-Hawkes order for
Marvin Monster's Big Date
by Tabatha Jean D'Agata
Order:  USA  Can
Moo Press, 2004 (2004)
* *   Reviewed by Melissa Parcel

Marvin Monster has a big date to walk to school with Reba Banshee, the new monster in town. But that means he's going to go back on his word to walk with Gretchen Goblin and the Werewolf twins. When Marvin arrives at the meeting place, Bobby Zombie is there, and Reba walks to school with him instead. The day gets even worse from that point on. Will anything help to make the situation better? And what will happen after Marvin gets a dreaded 'toad-wart' for not keeping his promise?

Marvin Monster's Big Date is an original, well constructed chapter book about making friends and relating to others. My own young children were fascinated by all of the yucky monster items such as 'roasted beetles' and 'snailwiches'. The detailed illustrations will keep readers and listeners actively involved with the story. The unique way of telling the tale subtly teaches concepts about friendship, and I look forward to additional books featuring Marvin!

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