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When a Monster Moves into Your Washing Machine

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The Children’s Book Review | August 6, 2019

When a Monster Moves into Your Washing Machine

Written by Randy Johnson

Illustrated by Rick Sanders

About this book:

When a Monster Moves into your Washing Machine is a book that actually includes 2 stories in one! Talk about value! It is a book that will make children giggle, stimulate their brains, and build their vocabulary . . . all at the same time. The author weaves engaging will make children giggle, stimulate their brains, and build their vocabulary . . . all at the same time. The author weaves engaging stories in rhyming verse about common everyday life (with a few surprises) that children can relate to. His mastery of meter results in verse that flows every bit as well as it entertains. Children love to read and/or hear rhyming verse read to them. Especially when it’s this GOOD!

What would YOU do if a monster moved into YOUR family’s washing machine? And not the garden-variety snake or lizard
either . . . Nope, an eight-legged, purple creature from unknown depths that has rendered clean clothes impossible and apparently has no intention of ever leaving. Step inside for a whimsical tale that culminates in an unlikely collaboration by two young siblings. Laugh along as they attempt to solve one family’s sudden and unfortunate laundry dilemma in the most outrageous way imaginable. Then stick around for a BONUS STORY from this new author who is sure to become a favorite of kids everywhere.

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About the Author

Randy Johnson may be a recently published Children’s Author, but he is far from new to writing. His passion for the craft, his creativity with rhyming verse, and his mastery of meter has produced award winning limericks and entertained friends and family for years. Born and raised in Ohio, he later attended a liberal arts

college in Florida and still lives in the Sunshine State. After graduation his focus was on business. Along the way, he began to put his talent to use by writing ad copy for employers in the sporting goods industry. Randy’s work caught the attention of writer/ illustrator Rick Sanders and his publisher, The Word Verve. The resulting collaboration, When a Monster Moves into Your Washing Machine, has now provided children of all ages with the opportunity to experience his unique and humorous storytelling style.Readbetweenmyrhymes.com

About the Illustrator

Rick Sanders has been creating art since he was a child, and he got his first camera when he was only seven years old. He earned a masters degree in art education in 1985, which led him to become proficient in a variety of media in order to teach art. He has taught students from preschools to colleges and adult education. His two great loves as an artist are oil painting and photography, but he also excels in pastels, pen-and-ink, charcoal, colored-pencil drawing, and mixed media. He has shown his work across the United States and is an award-winning artist. Copies of his art work have been distributed worldwide.


My children loved this book! Ages 3 and 5

By SWonderling on July 10, 2016

My children are ages 3 and 5 (almost 6) and they love both of these stories. They laughed throughout both stories and continuously pointed out different aspects of the pictures. They ask for this book to be read to them all the time. Highly recommend this book and hope that this author and illustrator continue to put out books.

I love this book! Children of all ages will enjoy!

By TEACH2JAN on June 5, 2016

I absolutely loved this book! I read it to my grandkids and they still cannot stop the giggles. There were so many surprises utilizing clever rhyming verse. I especially enjoyed the bonus book Crocodile Bath. It could be my favorite. Giving me two stories in one book was brilliant!


By Whitterbug on July 10, 2016

My daughter (4) loves it. Lots of giggles from this cute and clever book. It will be in our regular rotation of favorites.

Great Book!

By Jace J. on June 6, 2016

My niece and nephew cannot get enough of this book!

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