I liked the layout of That’s Not the Monster We Ordered. It has an even mix of simple and complex sentences, and short text with pictures to keep younger students engaged.
My class enjoyed this book and we had many discussions about its main theme: appreciating what you have. They were also entertained by the humorous story and funny illustrations. The delivery ‘reviews’ at the end of the book were a highlight.
Title: That’s Not the Monster We Ordered
Authors: Richard Fairgray and Terry Jones
Illustrator: Richard Fairgray
Publisher: Penguin Random House NZ
Date of Publication: May, 2017
Age range: Junior
Reviewer: Wikitoria Maguire
Position: Primary School Teacher
School: Clendon Park School, Manukau City