New York City Monsters: A Search-and-Find Book Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-01-04 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 6 user ratings

"Let me start by saying that the illustrations, especially the monsters, are absolutely adorable and spot on! The goal of the reader/ listener is to find 6-8 hidden monsters within the illustrations as each page spread explores one of New York City's famous landmarks.
Landmarks included in the text are the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park zoo, 5th Avenue shops, the Empire State building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Thanksgiving day parade floats, the ice rink at Rockefeller Center and lastly, Grand Central Station.
Although I understand the book is for beginners and more of a seek to find book, I wish the author could've included a little bit more depth or backstory of the landmarks included. I think other readers/ tourists planning to make a trip with children to NYC would've also enjoyed to see some fun facts or a bit more of narration.

*I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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" Title: NEW YORK CITY MONSTERS  Series: Monsters Search-and-Find BooksAuthor: ANNE PARADIS Illustrator: LUCILE DANIS DROUOTGenre: CHILDREN'S FICTION, TRAVEL, ACTIVITY BOOKSLength: 22 BOARD BOOK PAGES Release Date: MAY 16, 2017Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS " said.

" One of the reasons that I like these books, is that they have a format. They always include places to see animals, places to go shopping, something of historical significance, a type of museum, and then a culturally significant area. They are all the same, but at the same time they are as unique as the city that they are visiting. " said.

" Bright landscapes of Noo Yawk are interspersed with info bubbles and monsters for you to find in a Where’s Waldo fashion. Some are pretty tricky, like the one dressed in a business suit on the street. Toward the end I missed some, much to my everlasting chagrin; some three-year-old is bound to find it and make my embarrassment complete. " said.

"This was a sweet book in which the reader has to spot monsters hidden in different locations around New York City. I enjoyed the illustrations although I would have preferred if the book was longer, therefore including more locations. That said, the big tourist locations were all mentioned.

Locations and events included: The Statue of Liberty, Times Square, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park Zoo, 5th Avenue, the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, iceskating at Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Station.

The monsters were unique and hidden at different levels of difficulty. I spent much too long trying to spot the final monster in the American Museum of Natural History and began to worry that I was going to be stumped by a book aimed at children. Sometimes they are right in front of you and you don't even notice!

This would be a great book for any children traveling to NYC for the first time. I would recommend it more for traveling in November-December than other times of year, as two of the ten spreads are dedicated to events only held towards the end of the year.
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" Adorable search and find book with some of the Big Apple's most famous landmarks. I must admit some of the cute little monsters were hard to find! Great activity for kids who have been to NYC or are going there. " said.

" This was cute, and would be perfect for introducing NYC's highlights to children, especially if they were going to be visiting soon. The monsters were all unique and oftentimes funny - but I just wish there was an answer key, or hints, included at the end - as there were actually a few monsters that I couldn't find! " said.

" Monsters in New York City!? Yep, and they just happen to like all the same destinations as us humans. This book is a great travel guide for kids. It makes New York City interesting and fun. Great illustrations and pretty well hidden monsters. Not to mention it is an interactive book that helps kids be more perceptive as they try to find all the monsters.Note: I was given this book by the publisher. In no way does that affect my opinions. " said.

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