Red was gifted a copy of Weldon Wexford and Murkle Monster for us to review and enjoy! All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate link included.
We like to read a LOT! In fact, Red’s most recent school challenge for the month of March was to see which class could read the most books in a 30 day period. Classroom stories, as well as those read at home, counted towards the grand total; all we had to do was write the name of the book and author on a construction paper circle in a designated color and hand them in. It became quite the competition, because the winning class got a pizza party! Each day, we read our usual bedtime story and tacked on a few others throughout the day in order to bump our total. Our effort wasn’t in vain… Red’s class won! Since the reading challenge ended last week, we haven’t slowed down our reading. Red is working on sight words and buddy, this kid can memorize a book!
Our latest addition to the book collection is Weldon Wexford and Murkle Monster. A young wizard fights boredom by trying to step up to the challenge of keeping a pet. But, it’s a Monster! He learns how much effort goes into the care of the new family member, and the complementing illustrations are fun for the whole family. I will say that having a preschooler read the book with me was easy, but I had to gently glaze over the whole “picking up monster poop” page… it’s a little too “old” for him, and I just know that’s the page he’ll retain and take to school with him! Nonetheless, Murkle Monster is silly enough and sweet enough for Red to glom onto, and I found him both chastising and praising Murkle Monster as a pet.
If you’re looking for a sweet, silly story to jump-start your summer reading challenge like the one we had in May, consider Weldon Wexford! I hear there’s a new story coming from the author, soon! You can grab your very own bedtime story of Weldon Wexford and Murkle Monster in hardcover on Amazon or you can privately email the author, David Ezra Spinner, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for a personally signed copy! Red thought his signature in the front cover was very special (though honestly, he thought a leprechaun did it….).