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Tickle Monster: Josie Bissett

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 15, 2009

Tickle Monster

Tickle Monster (Publisher’s Choice Award 2008) (Mom’s Choice Awards)

by Josie Bissett (Author), Kevan J. Atteberry (Illustrator)

Reading level:
Ages 2 – 7

Hardcover: 36 pages

Publisher: Compendium (August 15, 2008)

What to expect: Laughter, Joy, Tickling

If you know what’s good for you, you’ll want a piece of this book. Tickle Monster posseses 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.

“I’m all in a tizzy, quite frizzy and dizzy,
My fingers are squiggly, your piggies are wiggly.”

It is the amazing SUPER-SOFT Magical Tickle Monster Mitts (sold separately) that truly complete 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!

Tickle Monster Mitts

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