The Monster in the Mudball
By Charlotte's Library
This is the sort of exciting Kid vs Monster book that has lots of older elementary appeal. There is a lot of monstrous ickiness, lots of danger, and lots of action. . . . What makes Zilombo interesting is that she’s also developing more personhood–with this new awakening, she’s beginning to realize that she’s lonely, and her nascent fondness for Smiler wars with her savage hunger. Without that bit of monster character development, she would have just chomped him, so it’s utterly necessary to the story and works rather well. . . . This is one I’d give to a fourth grade boy, or thereabouts, who enjoys stories in which ordinary kids fight extraordinary monsters!
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