From the author of Arnold Caught a Bug, comes Ron Bates new book "How to make friends and Monsters" (a play on the title 'How to make friends and influence people.')
This is not a "how to" as the title describes, but rather this is a fictional work. This is the story of a young boy named Howard who is the target of a lot of bullying in school. And since Howard has no friends - he decides to "make a friend" named "Franklin" (an obvious nod to Frankenstein's Monster)
The story takes you through the choices Howard makes with his real and not-so-real friends and in the end is a tale of how to "be a good friend."
Bates writes well for this young audience (9-12 years) and is skillfully funny. This is a delightful book for young readers that carries a strong moral lesson with overtones of Christianity.
Thank you to Zondervan & Zonderkidz for this advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.