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When Monsters Get Lonely Paperback – June 4, 2011
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Maha Huneidi is a wife, mother, and now grandmother who finally found out what she wants to be when she grows up. This book is the first step of her journey.
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Overall Thought: This is a great book to read on Halloween when little kids like to talk about the things they fear. However, this is also a great book for anytime of year if you have a little who is afraid of the dark or has some other fear they need to learn to overcome.
Maha Huneidi is a debut author and she has done a great job with "When Monsters Get Lonely". The main character Hannah learns one night as the lights go out that sometimes the things we hear going bump in the night are because are not always what they seem in the light. When Hannah finally goes back to her room and meets Sn-Eefil, the monster who lives under her bed, you wonder if these two really can become friends. As all kids know...the monsters that live under our beds are scary, not friendly. However, Hannah learns something about these monsters, well at least her monster and with his old broken tlesope eye and big floppy ears.
If your children love Disney's "Monsters Inc." then I suggest giving this book a try. Because when monsters get lonely, you never know what new friend you just might make in the dark.
Huneidi began writing this book and later found out her granddaughter was afraid of monsters. "It was not about my granddaughter at all, but when I heard that she was afraid of monsters, it quickly became all about her. I wanted to empower her to take charge of her fear," states Huneidi. "I sent my son a copy of "When Monsters Get Lonely" in a word file, with illustrations, just before I submitted it for publishing in April. Hanaa's parents immediately began reading it to her...Now, she sometimes tells her mother, `the monster touched my neck, but I made friends with him."
Huneidi wants to help children, like her granddaughter Hanaa, to find the courage to deal with monsters and other fears on their own. "My granddaughter still enjoys monster movies and monster stories! But she has found the courage to overcome her fears," states Huneidi
Author Maha Huneidi is a wife, mother, and now grandmother of Hanaa, who finally found out what she wants to be when she grows up. This book is the first step of her journey. She says, "When I began writing this book, it was not about my granddaughter at all, but when I heard that she was afraid of monsters, it quickly became all about her. I wanted to empower her to take charge of her fear." Karen McDonald's illustrations are somewhat dark, in keeping with the theme, but are not overly frightful. Probably the idea of monsters hiding under the bed just waiting to capture a youngster is one of the most common childhood fears. When Monsters Get Lonely is a fun tool that will help them find the courage to deal with their monsters on their own by learning how to control their dreadful thoughts. It is just in time to use as a nice, calming Halloween bedtime story.
I recall being afraid of monsters under the bed and the boogeyman in the closet when I was a kid. In "When Monsters Get Lonely" young Hannah, who wants to be a film director, is afraid of the creature that comes out when the lights go out. Young readers will be able to relate to Hannah and her situation as she bravely confronts her fears. The illustrations are wonderfully drawn, and at times the drawings are a little spooky. It is a great read for kids, especially with Halloween just around the corner.