Sister Surprise

Holt. (Monster and Boy: Bk. 3). Jan. 2022. 144p. Tr $13.99. ISBN 9781250217875.
Gr 1-3–James finds out that he has another little sister on the way and struggles accepting the new addition to his family. Luckily, his imaginary pet monster keeps him company and helps him come to terms with this big new change. James, his sister, and his pet monster take a surprise trip by going underneath his bed and are transported to an imaginary world. There, James learns more about how monster babies are born and named, and in the process finds himself learning to accept that he will be a big brother, again! When the three of them return from their journey, it’s time to go to the hospital to meet their new baby sister.
VERDICT This series addition is an enjoyable story for all children who are nervous before their younger siblings arrive, and for fans of “Monster and Boy.” A solid recommendation for any elementary and/or middle school library.

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