How to Return a Monster By Charlotte Offsay Illustrated By Rea Zhai

Back of Book:

If your grown-ups bring home a small monster, er, baby, don’t panic. Just send it back!

In this hilarious and heartfelt book about sibling relationships, a girl can’t believe it when her parents bring home a fussy, stinky, attention-stealing monster. She hatches a plan to send it back to where it came from, with hilarious results . . . and along the way, she learns that maybe monsters–and siblings–aren’t so bad after all.

My Review:

I received a copy of this picture book from Charlotte Offsay in exchange for an honest review.

How to Return a Monster by Charlotte Offsay is an enduring story that follows a young girl as she attempts to get rid of her new baby sibling.

 Readers follow a big sister who is not amused when baby brother is getting all the attention from mom and dad. So she comes up with a step-by-step plan to send the monster away. The problem is, the more time she spends with her monster, the more she loves it. The text has numbered steps, and pro tips which make it resemble a how-to manual. The illustrations by Rea Zhai are adorable and bring the text to life. This is a relatable, and laugh-out-loud story for any child experiencing a new sibling. 

Ages 4 and up

32 Pages 

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