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The Monster Who Loved Throwing Stones: a story in verse about children's hobbies, friendship, saying sorry and making amends Kindle Edition
Meet Monster: a solitary creature with a treasure of rocks… until a little boy changes it all.
Monster loves collecting stones more than anything in the world. But collecting stones can sure get lonely for a monster who is the only one of its kind. One day he sees a boy throwing rocks in the sea. Now this looks like real fun! But what happens when Monster tries to do the same and ends up throwing a rock a bit too carelessly?
Can an unintentional incident be the beginning of the friendship of a lifetime?
Join Monster in this fun and heartfelt story about outdoor playing, common hobbies and the friendships that can be born when one is brave enough to say sorry and make amends, along with a valuable lesson for kids about the importance of being careful, especially when your hobby happens to be throwing rocks around!
If your children love cute and heartwarming characters and stories written in verse, Monster is sure to become a favorite!
Parents will appreciate the lessons on safety, learning to be kind (and not laugh at others in disgrace) and saying sorry.
A highly enjoyable read-aloud and also an ideal bedtime story for toddlers and preschoolers.
Kids ages: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
Grades: Pre K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd
From the author
Have you noticed how little children can find stones and treat them as if they were the most precious treasure they could ever have? Have you perhaps received more than one from them as a gift (or to carry for them), and realized that in their eyes, they were giving you something really precious?
Add a pond, the beach or simply a bucket of water and then the fun triples!
My children were just like that. As soon as we saw a rock we had to stop for them to pick it up. And I can’t count the number of hours we spent by the local bay while they dropped rock after rock in the water.
Monster also loves rocks. And rightly so, because it was my boy who first told me about him. Now Monster has his own story, with more to come!
You can find out about the other books in the series by searching for my name (Edymar Ablan Pacheco) in the search box, or by visiting my website https://edymarablan.com/books/
From the publisher
- Beautiful illustrations that kids will love.
- Flowing rhymes – ideal for building vocabulary and helping children with phonetics and reading.
- A story that children will want to read again and again!
About the Monster’s Adventures Series
Monster’s adventures take us along Monster’s journey. He is a cute and sometimes a bit clumsy three-eyed creature who once had no friends, but now, with a human friend, is living fantastic adventures!
Follow Monster’s adventure as he learns about true friendship, kindness, taking care of others, learning new things and facing one’s fears in:
- The Monster Who Didn’t Know Halloween
- The Monster Who Loved Winter
- The Monster Who Wanted to Stay Healthy
With more titles coming soon!
What parents are saying about this fun bedtime story:
“The Monster Who Loved Throwing Stones has lessons in friendship, making amends, and being safe (...) Definitely recommend it.”
“An awesome lesson for behaving safely, friendship and doing the right thing. Plus an adorable monster. Great story and great illustrations”.
“The story was very well told, reminding us that it is okay to make mistakes, that accidents happen and to think of others around us. Great book for kids!”
- ASIN : B07YLSKWDV
- Publisher : Hegdahl Publishing (30 September 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 7514 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 28 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #616,370 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from other countries
He flew all around collecting stones from all around the world.
After awhile the rocks seemed all the same to him.
1-day he spied a boy playing on a dock.
He had a pile of rocks & some in his hand.
The boy was throwing them in the water.
The green monster dove into the sea & started collecting them.
He started throwing them at the boy.
What happened then?
I do not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing free books from publishers & authors. Therefore, I am under no obligation to write a positive review, only an honest one.
An awesome book cover, great hand-drawn colored pictures & proper font & writing style. A very professionally written children’s (elementary; MS age) educational storybook. It was quite easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters, settings, etc. to keep track of. This could also make another great children’s educational movie, a classroom presentation, an animated cartoon, or better yet a mini TV series. There is no doubt in my mind this is an extremely easy rating of 5 stars.
Thank you for the free author; Hegdahl Publishing; FreeBooksy; Amazon Digital Services LLC.; book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
The Monster Who Loved Throwing Stones has been formatted to be read in landscape mode (holding your device horizontally), where it takes up the entire screen. Words and pictures display together on the screen like a traditional picture book open to two pages. A lot of self published Kindle authors can't be bothered to format their work and it displays like a mess with bits of text on one page and an image on a small part of the screen on another, so I always like to take the time to point out when authors care about their reader's experience and their own work enough to take the time to format it.
It's an okay story, but I found it hard to believe a collector of anything who is really into what they are collecting, would just throw what they collect away. Story might have worked better if the kid was building something with the rocks, and then the monster saw how he could add value with his rocks. Also wasn't a huge fan of the dad telling the kid and monster about the dangers of throwing rocks, then the kid runs out the door and immediately tells the monster that they should go throw some rocks, albeit he justifies it as it is safe to throw in ocean. Why not suggest they throw something safer to each other and become friends, like a ball?