From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2—Mrs Muffly has always been known for her eccentricity. Lately, however, she has been acting even more peculiar, leaving everyone to assume that she has a monster living with her. On Monday, she purchases a "big pile of sugar"; Tuesday, "27 dozen eggs"; Wednesday, "58 packs of butter"; Thursday, "41 sacks of flour"; and Friday, "464 jars of jam." The unseen narrators assume that all of these items are for her pet monster ("sugar to sweeten him up…eggs to style his hair," etc.) and end up surprised by her winning entry in the Giant Cake Competition with no monster in sight. Still, there is the assumption that someone must have helped her. The mixed-media depictions of industrious Mrs Muffly in her red-striped muffler and the hilarious antics of her blue, pointy-eared monster are certain to entertain children. A recipe for a "not-quite-so-monster-sized cake" follows the story.—Donna Atmur, Los Angeles Public Library
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Child Education Plus This book was another huge hit, not least for its bright blue, imaginary monster, with fabulous spotty shorts and an elegant stripey tail. Mrs Muffly creates an intriguing puzzle with her amazing shopping exploits.’