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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing illustrations!!, July 22, 2012 By jwitt33 - See all my reviews This review is from: Marlow and the Monster (Kindle Edition) I received a copy of this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. First off, let me say that I've read Sharon Cramer's books before and I've enjoyed every one, especially the illustrations, but more importantly my son, who is my test subject when it comes to children's books, has loved them all, so I was really looking forward to reading this book to him. Sharon's books always have awesome illustrations, but I think this one is my favorite - the pictures are in black and white, except for the monster, who is in color. This represents the fact that only kids can see monsters because only kids still believe in them! This book was also my son's favorite, because what little boy doesn't love reading about monsters? The difference with this book is that Marlow isn't at all afraid of the monster (even thought the monster keeps insisting that he's really very scary!), he's just really really annoyed with him! And he's frustrated with his parents because every time he calls for them, they tell him that monsters aren't real, and then they blame him for the mishaps that the monster causes! Marlow thinks really hard about this and comes up with the brilliant idea of foisting the monster off on his little sister! This is a wonderfully written and illustrated book, and my only complaint is that it wasn't long enough! The Kindle copy doesn't do the illustrations justice, so I will definitely be buying a finished copy :) --Amazon Book Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding July 4, 2012 By Tinamom3 Format:Kindle Edition Another outstanding book from Sharon Cramer. The illustrations in this one are delightful to the eye, appealing to both child and adult readers. A great story as well...reminiscent of ET... as the little sister is able to see through the scariness to simply another playmate. Amazing that Ms Cramer is able to both illustrate and write these charming childrens books. A new family favorite. --Amazon Book reviews

Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 5.0 out of 5 stars Great story and wonderful illustrations July 29, 2012 By Lynda Coker Format:Kindle Edition Breeze's Review: This was a very cute story that I read with my three-year-old daughter. She enjoyed the story but most importantly she was very entertained by the details in the illustration. I appreciated that the monster was in color and the rest of the illustration was in black in white, it helps children to follow along with the story. The dialog between Marlow and the Monster kept our attention and we enjoyed reading the story together. The author did a great job with the illustrations. Lynda's Thoughts: Is there more to a person than our first impression tells us? Do we need to look beyond the obvious when making friends, allowing ourselves to get to know a person better before dismissing them? These are lessons Marlow learns while dealing with his troublesome visitor. I appreciated the fact that fear wasn't a motivating factor, as we've come to expect in stories about monsters. Rather, it was the monsters personality and initial pesky attempts at getting Marlow's attention that moves this story forward. All together a great read and visual experience. The Kindle edition is available now and we are eagerly awaiting the release of the print edition. We give this book five stars! BETWEEN THE PAGES BLOG REVIEW --Between the Pages Blog Review

About the Author

Sharon Cramer is the author and illustrator of the award-winning, three-book series, Cougar Cub Tales.  She is also the author of newly released (August 10, 2012) Marlow and the Monster, and is working on a new young adult series called The Cerulean Star. A native New Yorker, Cramer lived throughout the United States before settling in the Pacific Northwest. She is also a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, working part-time. But, Cramer says she lives for writing and painting her two passions.   Cramer earned a BS in Science and Nursing from Idaho State University and a Master s in Anesthesia and Education from Gonzaga University. She lives in Spokane, Wash. An artist at heart, she also studied art and design at the University of Houston. She has three grown sons and lives with her husband in Spokane, Wash.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: B & F Publishing; 1st edition (August 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983943710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983943716
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 11.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,948,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Sharon Cramer is an aspiring time-traveler, alien princess, and master painter of halloween faces. In the meantime, she writes from a dank, dark cave, somewhere in Washington State. She's released the first in a sci-Fi fantasy series called THE CERULEAN STAR and has a breakthrough novel series, beloved by an amazingly loyal following, called THE EXECUTION. (Check out Book Video!)

When not planning historical ruin and perfectly crushed hearts, Sharon can be found wandering somewhere in obscure Eastern Washington, talking to herself. Driven by sleeplessness and a seemingly endless draw to the keyboard (and the occasional extra strong "special" coffee) she is inspired by unorthodox friends and extreme weather. Mother to three sons, a nerd horse, a bad cat, and eleven fish (who all have names) she is married to a man who surely has won the Nobel Prize for Extreme Tolerance.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miss Cloudy on July 6, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Marlow is not pleased to be visited by the monster yet again... he is fed up with the annoying little creature that crawled through the window into his room. Marlow had not other choice but to try and ignore the monster despite its attempts to get his attention - like when it tried to swing from the overhead light, or jumped up and down on the desk. He tried to tell his parents about the monster, but they wouldn't believe him. At that point Marlow had no choice but to foist off the monster on his sister... which was the last straw for his parents - they sent Marlow to his room. Will Marlow still want to ignore the monster, or will his time in his room have Marlow rethinking this strange friendship.

Cramer illustrates a black and white world in which we find Marlow. Detailed sketches show Marlow's room and the impact that a colorful monster has on a small boy. This book explores the different way that we make friends and emphasizes the fact that we may find new friends in those we previously didn't get along with, if only we gave them a chance.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NewAgeMama TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 15, 2012
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Marlow and the Monster is a unique children's book that both boys and girls can enjoy. It tells the tale of a boy named Marlow who has a bit of a monster problem. It isn't scared of the monster. He just seems to find him annoying at first. The monster keeps him up at night. He gets into everything, and he just won't go away. Whenever Marlow tries to tell his parents, the monster hides. Finally, he tries to push the monster off on his little sister. At first she's scared and Marlow just gets in trouble again, but then his little sister helps him see that the monster really just needs a friend. So the underlying moral of the story is that you can be friends with anyone, even if they seem a little different while also teaching kids not to be scared the monsters under their bed. My kids enjoyed the story and the illustrations. I thought it was unique that each picture is in black and white, expect for the brightly colored monster. It makes it easy for the younger children to find him, even when he's hiding. With Halloween on the way, this fun but no so scary monster story would be a great addition to any child's library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cindy L. Samuel on September 25, 2012
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Loved this! I picked this beautifully illustrated book up for my grandsons, and they also loved the story. The pictures are so detailed and artistic, and the tale is so cute, that it is a very easy read, for adults and kids alike. I absolutely adore Susan Cramer's style of writing, and can't wait to pick up more stories by this talented author. Kindle does NOT do the illustrations justice at all, and is well worth the price of the hard copy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sachs on March 4, 2013
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This book is awesome. It really is awesome. It is interesting. I really enjoyed it. Thank you Sharon Cramer for wrighting this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Crown Media on February 28, 2013
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I bought this book for my grandkids to read and when I sit down with them to read, I hear about their little monster that they have under the bed. It's a great read for children by the parents or Grandparents. The drawings at just wonderful with the Monster being the only color. Love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leslie on February 4, 2013
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This is a really fun book. My two year old asks for this book to be read to him over and over. I was worried about making the "monster" realistic, but he likes the monster and the monster becomes someone the characters play with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Guzman on January 16, 2013
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great book for my 6 yr old to practice her reading both alone and with an adult! we loved it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chrisson on November 29, 2012
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I bought this book for my nephew and he loves it. I like the idea of looking beyond a person's exterior to see the one underneath and realizing that regardless of how different we might be, we are all looking for someone to connect to. I just wish the author had taken this part of the story further and not left it up to our imagination as to how things turned out.
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