Nibbles, the Book Monster by Emma Yarlett


Nibbles is a very cute, fast pace, and interactive story your young reader will want to read again and again. The title character eats his way into three classic children’s tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack in the Beanstalk. He causes quite a scene (and a mess!) in each story, but the Golden Goose from Jack in the Beanstalk comes to the rescue by capturing Nibbles and placing him back in his crate. BUT, as your child flips the extra pages, you find out he has escaped again! Nibbles ventures out to create more chaos in the world!

The interactive component comes from the “extra” pages that make up the three interrupted classics as well as Nibbles’s crate. The little monster also plays “hide-and-seek” on one set of pages. I know my son will be able to fully enjoy this book when he gets a little older and has stronger fine motor skills. For now, mommy turns the pages for him, and Luke happily follows along!

My aunt gave this book to my son on his first birthday. She said it was new, fun favorite of hers and her grandchildren. She is quite the bibliophile, and I always take her recommendation. And this time was no exception!