The Children’s Book Review | May 15, 2009
Written by Josie Bissett
Illustrated by Kevan J. Atteberry
Reading level: Ages 2 – 7
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: Compendium (August 15, 2008)
What to expect: Laughter, Joy, Tickling
(Publisher’s Choice Award 2008) (Mom’s Choice Awards)
If you know what’s good for you, you’ll want a piece of this book. Tickle Monster possesses the power of laughter. That’s right laughter, you know, that emotion we show through explosive vocal sounds when something makes us happy. There is no laughing on the inside when it comes to tickling, especially when the Tickle Monster is involved — we’re talking side-splitting, tear-jerking, stomach-hurting, joyful laughter!
The Tickle Monster, who comes from Planet Tickle, has one mission: to bring joy and laughter to Planet Earth. Author Josie Bissett (whom you may know as Jane from the hit TV show Melrose Place) has created a wonderfully zany monster character with her fun, interactive and rhyming story. Bissett has built in the natural anticipation of a tickling affair that truly heightens this perfect playful experience. The cheerful artwork by Kevin Atteberry adds to the comical and frisky nature of this super friendly monster.
My fingers are squiggly, your piggies are wiggly.”
It is the amazing SUPER-SOFT Magical Tickle Monster Mitts (sold separately) that truly completes this book—they have to be one of the softest things around. The best part is their ingenious design, your fingers are left free to turn the pages and, of course, do some serious tickling!! Laughter is one of the most contagious forms of communication. This book holds the key to having a wonderful bonding and delightful story-time experience. Really fun!
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