From School Library Journal
PreS-K-Bespectacled Maia and her best friend, a furry purple monster who visits at night, have the same problem-cranky newborn sisters. Fortunately, Maia amuses Monster's baby and vice versa, so the quartet end up with smiles. Haley's acrylic and colored pencil cartoon-style illustrations are full of expression and detail and boost the tale. Maia's side of the bedroom has a dragon poster and Halloween mobile; her sister's has mermaids and fairies. The older monster is girlie and the monster baby wears four pink bows. Girls with new siblings will especially appreciate this friendship story.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VAα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
About the Author
Elizabeth Winthrop is the author of books for all ages. The "Battle for the Castle" was nominated for several state awards, the "The Castle in the Attic," a prequel to "The Battle for the Castle," was nominated for twenty-four state awards and won the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, the California Young Reader's Medal, and was named a Children's Choice by the International Reading Association.