Saturday, September 8, 2012

Marlow and the Monster by Sharon Cramer Review and Giveaway

                       
 
Book, Reading, Mischief ....Some of the favorite things in our home.  Sharon Cramer, the author of Marlow and the Monster, sent us a copy to read and share with you guys, and let me tell you, this is definitely becoming one our favorite night time stories.


Marlow and the Monster is a very cute story about a boy named Marlow who is being bothered by a monster every night.  When he calls his parents, they tell him monsters don't exist.  Marlow gets very annoyed as the monster, who thinks he's scary, keeps getting him in trouble.  Marlow decides to give the monster to his sister.  His younger sister is the one who shows Marlow a different side of the monster, and Marlow and the monster become best friends.

We recently moved, and ever since, the kids have been afraid of monsters in their rooms.  I love that this story turns the traditional "monster story" around, and the monster is just looking for a friend, while Marlow is not afraid.

The boys loved the story.  I could almost see fear in their eyes when I started the story, and then the fear turned from curiosity to enjoyment by the end of the book.  I think that showing them a different perspective of a monster, definitely eased their fears. 

Sharon Cramer is the author and illustrator of the book.  The illustrations are beautiful, they are made of quill pen and ink, and the only color is the monster to represent the fact that only the children can see him. 

Marlow and the Monster is the 4th book by author Sharon Cramer. She is the author of The Cougar Cub Tales, as well as her first full length novel, The Execution, and is working on a young adult, fantasy series called The Cerulean Star.

You can learn more about Sharon by visiting her website, Facebook Fan Page, or Twitter.

GIVEAWAY:
Sharon has generously offered one of Kids and Deals reader to win their own copy of Marlow and the Monster.
 
~If you just have to have it now, you can buy it Here or on Amazon.~
 
Follow the Rafflecopter instructions to enter.  Good Luck!
      

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for me to keep in order to write my review, all opinions are 100% mine.  I did not receive any other forms of compensation.

61 comments:

  1. I read about this giveaway on your facebook.

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  3. i will be reading this to my boys. we love to read a story before bed as we cuddle

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  4. I heard about this contest from an email that was sent to me

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  5. I would read this to my daughter and I read about this in an email!

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  7. This would be for my husband's grandson.

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  15. I would read this to my son! :D

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  16. Saw this giveaway at ohsosavvymom.com

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  17. I would read this to my 6 kids :) my babys room is monster themed :) its so cute. So naturally I love this!

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  19. My nine year old daughter would probably read this book to her one year old sister!

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  21. My little cousin is like my little brother. He's 6, and I'm 23. He loves reading about "spooky" things ever since I introduced him to the Nightmare Before Christmas. He'd love this!

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  23. I would love this for my 4yr old nephew.

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  29. I was entering another giveaway on your site.

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  30. i have three kiddos I would read the book to.

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  31. I heard about the giveaway on tightwad in utah.

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  32. I would read this to my grandkids!!!(Holly) Thanks for the chance....

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  34. i would read this to my kids

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  39. I would read this book to my son! He has recently started sleeping in his own bed so this would be great for him!

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  40. I heard about this giveaway from Airplanes and Dragonflies

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  41. I'd read this to the children in our family.

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  42. I found this from Oh So Savvy Mom's Low Entry Giveaway list.

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  44. I heard about it from the Low Entry giveaways from Oh So Savvy Mom email.
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  45. I would read this to my Grandkids.
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  46. I found this on Airplanes and DragonFlys low entry emails.

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  47. I'd read this book to my daughter.
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  48. I found out about this giveaway via Oh So Savvy Mom!
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  49. I would be reading this book to my grandchildren. Thank you for the great giveaway...
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  50. Heard about this giveaway at Oh So Savvy Mom. Thank you...

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