HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Teeny Tiny Monster
Author: Janet Adele Bloss
Illustrator: Greg Huculak
Publisher: Willowisp Press, 1989
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Reading level: Ages 5-7
Rating: ***** 5 stars (EXCELLENT)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Bloss, Janet Adele. Teeny Tiny Monster (published in 1989 by Willowisp Press, a division of Darby Creek Publishing, Worthington, OH). Teeny Tiny Monster wants to make friends with Danielle, but he lives with other mean monsters who like to scare her. Will Danielle be brave and allow Teeny Tiny into her home and heart? This is a cute story about overcoming peer pressure and standing up for what one believes is right, with adorable illustrations. The author, Janet Bloss, is a friend of ours. We knew her by her married name of Janet Shuff. We used to live in the same area, adopted children about the same time from the same agency, and were part of the same adoption support group for a few years. She gave our older son Mark a copy of Teeny Tiny Monster. He loved it. Janet has written many other books, a lot of them for teenage girls. There is a sequel to Teeny Tiny Monster, called Teeny Tiny Monster’s Birthday, published in 1990 also with illustrations by Greg Huculak. Janet’s book is not to be confused with Teeny Tiny Monster by R. U. Scary, actually written by Joel Schick in1996, and based on characters from Sesame Street.