Thursday, October 13, 2011

Review of When Monsters Get Lonely by Maha Huneidi

When Monsters Get Lonely

When Monsters Get Lonely by Maha Huneidi

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12

  • Paperback: 32 pages

  • Publisher: CreateSpace (June 4, 2011)

  • ISBN-10: 1461063078

  • ISBN-13: 978-1461063070

  • Bio:
    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. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

    Book Blurb: One night, during a blackout, Hannah’s worst fear comes to life when her monster pays her a visit in the dark of night. Hannah finds it difficult to control her dreadful fear, until Gams reveals how our thoughts magically create our lives.

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    Genre of Book: Children’s Picture Book

    Hahhah is a child who is afraid of the dark. She believes that when the lights go out that a monster will come out and take her away to the belly of the earth where monsters live. With the help of her night light though, she feels safe and protected. But when there is a blackout Hannah wakes with the fear of something cold touching her. She's convinced that its a monster trying to get her. Her family tells her its just a nightmare, but she doesn't believe it. Grams has an idea and tells Hannah to draw the monster, and she does. She draws something terrifying and scary. Grams tells Hannah that our imaginations can sometimes get the better of us, if we think bad thoughts, then they will come to life in our dreams. Will Grams words of wisdom pay off the next time Hannah falls asleep?

    This is a good tale about a childs imagination at night. Everyone dreams, but nightmares can sneak up and scare us without warning. It's good for children to know that they can control the dream, making it into something positive and not negative. The drawback for most children is going to be the cover. The story has a great message but the cover will prohibit some children who have had nightmares to pick it up thinking that its going to be a scary book. Most children between the ages of 9-12 will enjoy the story and the message the author is relaying. 


    1. Thanks for reviewing this cute book by Maha Huneidi. The readership is actually wrong at Amazon. It's really for ages 3-8.

    2. Thank you for reviewing my book. As Virginia said, Amazon put the wrong age. 3-8 is the correct age group. I called them yesterday and hopefully they will rectify this mistake within the next week.