Meet Marlon the monster as he finds an inventive way to deal with a difficult situation. Endearing and funny, Marlon faces situations every child will recognize, and approaches them in a humorous and inventive way.
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Jill Murphy wrote and illustrated her first book, the much-adored The Worst Witch, while still only eighteen. She won the Smarties Book Prize for The Last Noo-noo (9781406331844) and has also won much acclaim for the Large Family series, which includes All in One Piece (9781844285341), Five Minutes' Peace (9781844285396), A Quiet Night in (9781844285273), A Piece of Cake (9781844285266) and Mr Large in Charge (9781406300741). Jill lives in Bodmin, Cornwall.From Booklist:
PreS-Gr.1. Many little "monsters" will relate to Marlon's situation. This young monster had read all his books, done all his coloring, played with all his games. When he goes outside, he sees three bigger kids playing Three Musketeers. That looks like fun, but he can't play without a costume, so his mother fixes up a fine one, floppy hat and all. But by the time Marlon returns, the game has been switched to Pirates. New costume, same outcome. A discouraged Marlon decides to make his own fun in his swimming pool. Now the other kids come around. They want to play with Marlon, who enjoys being the decision maker for once. In text and art, Murphy gets the sentiments just right here as Marlon, his sweet monster face full of longing, tries to socialize and feels the pain of being rebuffed. The bright pen-and-colored-pencil pictures are full of motion and humor--and hope. Things can turn around, especially if you have a pool. Ilene Cooper
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