The Bounciest Monster on Mill Street
by Sarah Sparks
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Pub Date 02 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 01 Nov 2023
Becks is known for her boundless energy and zest for life, but one day her exuberance gets her into a heap of trouble! Join Becks, an energetic and spirited monster, on an unforgettable bouncing escapade down Mill Street (and beyond).
With lively illustrations and playful rhymes, each book in the Monsters on Mill Street series follows an energetic and lovable monster on an adventure filled with chaos and unexpected challenges. Every child will recognize a piece of themselves in Becks and the colorful cast of characters on Mill Street.
But wait, there’s more! Because the Monsters on Mill Street series is specifically designed to assist children in developing executive functioning and social-emotional learning (SEL) skills, it’s a treasure trove for parents, grandparents, and educators who are looking to inspire young readers and empower them to overcome life’s challenges.
Your child will enjoy these books so much, they won’t even realize they’re learning!
A Note From the Publisher
More about the author...
Sarah Sparks is a born storyteller who's been crafting tales as long as she's been chasing adventures. As a teen, she took a leap of faith, hopping on a plane to Edinburgh with dreams of becoming a journalist and barely enough cash in her pocket for bus fare and a coffee. But that leap led to more than just memories; it kickstarted a flourishing career with Sarah's knack for narrative evolving into a booming communications business. Outside of work, she's the mom of three vibrant kiddos, who've grown up on a steady diet of adventure tales and whimsy. Now, Sarah's sharing her stories with young readers everywhere, hoping to spark imagination and bring the wonder of childhood to life on the page.
The Bounciest Monster on Mill Street is one of three inaugural titles launching the Monsters on Mill Street book series on October 2, 2023. Pre-sales for the book will begin on September 4. Alongside this, readers can also explore two other titles: The Angriest Monster on Mill Street and The Bounciest Monster on Mill Street. Expect more titles to be added in 2024.
An important note for retailers and libraries: Paperback and hardcover books in the Monsters on Mill Street series are available through Ingram. For alternate wholesale purchase options please contact hello@MonstersOnMillStreet.com.
Also launching on October 2nd, MonstersOnMillStreet.com offers an extensive range of free activities, downloads, and interactive videos, encouraging active play and aiding young learners as they grow their social-emotional learning (SEL) and executive functioning skills. Classroom and homeschool resources will also be available on the Monsters On Mill Street website.
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The Bounciest Monster on Mill Street is yet another installment in the cute Monsters on Mill Street series. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The rhymes made it so fun and entertaining, that when read aloud to the young ones, it can really be a time with loads of laughs, snickers, and giggles. The illustrations like always are so adorable and full of personality.
The main character in this particular book is Becks who is more fidgety and hyperactive than anyone else she knows. Becks can’t sit still for the life of her. Until one day things get way out of hand and Becks is forced to reckon with the aftermath of her actions.
Like the other books in the Monster series, there is a subtle life learning moment built in. It is sure to resonate with parents and children alike…That it’s good to take some time out to relax and have some quiet moments. That actions do have consequences.
The Bounciest Monster on Mill Street is a perfect book for pre-schoolers who are at the age where social interactions demand acceptable behaviors. Five fun stars.
I received a DRC from ViaNova Productions through NetGalley. The review herein is completely my own and contains my honest thoughts and opinions.
The Bounciest Monster on Mill Street written by Sarah Sparks and illustrated by Sypha Venders is such a great kids book! I love that it teaches kiddos that is important to be aware of your surrounding, to release energy in a safe environment, and to sometimes sit and relax. I am a psychiatric social worker at an elementary school and will be purchasing this book to read to the kiddos I work with. A lot of kiddos have a lot of energy and this book will help them understand that it is okay to have energy but sometimes it is safer to keep their bodies calm to stay safe :)
Becks is the Bounciest Monster on Mill Street! She absolutely can NOT sit still!! This is a fantastic rhyming picture book full of gorgeous full color illustrations. It’s a fun read and seems even funnier when you read it out loud. I can’t wait to share this with my grandmuffin! Tremendous thanks to NetGalley and Sarah Sparks for a digital ARC of the Bounciest Monster on Mill Street in exchange for an honest review.
I was able to read three books by this Author and in this series and I loved them all. This one was cute and I definitely know that children will love this book because they are bouncy too! I will definitely recommend this to my patrons at the library!
We loved this one so much especially because my sons name is Beckett and he is very bouncy. This book shows how fun it is being bouncy and having a great time but also shows that if we aren’t paying attention that fun affects other people and can cause big messes for ourselves. I have loved all three books in this series that we’ve read and it’s really helped me explain why I’m saying certain things to him because he can take a step back and see for himself.
A very cute book that many children will likely be able to see themselves in. It could help them realize that they are not alone with their abundance of energy and that while there is nothing wrong with that, if they are not careful someone may get hurt. This could easily help a parent redirect them towards an activity to release this energy and they may be more susceptible.
So adorable! Cute and catchy rhymes that are silly enough to promote giggles galore. But teach a simple lesson. My five year old didn’t want to read a book at all, but I started reading and he was transfixed after 3 pages. Then he immediately wanted to read others by the same author.
Perfect book for a family who has hyperactive children! It shows that there is a time & place for high energy but that at times we need to be calmer and work to control our bodies a little more. Loved it!
Another great book in a series designed to help kids be more mindful and calm down. Good introduction into a meditation or yoga/stretching lesson for children to help them center themselves and realize that there is a time and place for unbounded energy, but sometimes calm can help reenergize and channel that energy for good.