Superior! The best children book of this genre that I have had the delight to review!
A Monster Named Criney Who Makes Kids Whiney by Heather Zuckerman can be grouped as an adolescent fiction geared for children aged between three and seven. Mood-setting lustrous color full pages greet the reader upon unfolding the lasting cover. Brilliant employment of rhythmic cadence and cunning design tempts the reader to use sound characterization and boosts interaction with the readers. Because of these traits, this book would work superbly when read out loud to a group of children.
Whenever Criney stops by a home to rest his weary feet, the children indoors become confused and whine. The story has Criney ‘visit’ many dwellings before an answer is discovered. I believe it will help children recognize how goofy and ineffective their whining and sulking is. The book extends one step further by teaching children an instrument to inhibit those awful feelings and alter their emotions through laughter. Laughter IS the most beneficial medication after all!
Cheerful and warm – this book actually had me smiling! This could be integrated as an excellent tool that uses humor to assist parents, educators and anyone else in fields working with younger children, against the nerve-grating whining and anger that all children experience."
Author: Heather Zuckerman
Illustrations: Shelly Meridith Delice
Publisher: Merry Lane Press