Hungry Monster ABC is a great board book to sit and read with a child learning his or her alphabet. The rhyming text begs to be read aloud, and the pictures of the hungry monsters running amok in school are too great not to be shared-- theres even a bite taken out of the corner of the book. Ten hungry monsters arrive at a boys school, and he teaches them the alphabet using common objects (mostly food, since theyre so hungry) to help the monsters understand.
Ws for Wiffle ball. (In gym theyll show you how.) But Wiffles arent waffles. The monsters know that now. There is a lot of silly humor in the rhyming. The boy cant find examples for X, Y, and Z, so the monsters call up their friends X-Ray Man, Yeti, and Zombie to help out. The teacher has to get all of the monsters out of her classroom: Its time to stop, Ms. Tubbins says, and drive out every pest! Here are words each monster hates: Homework, grades, and test!
The illustration shows her brandishing homework and exams at the cowering monsters. On the next page, the book ends with: Then ten hungry monsters and monster buddies, too, jump right out the window but-- Ms. Tubbins grabs my shoe.
The illustration shows Ms. Tubbins just managing to grab the boys leg as hes about to flee from the classroom with the monsters, away from the dreaded homework. Recommended for grades K-2.