About the Book
Title: Billy and The Monster Who Ate All The Easter Eggs | Author: David Chuka | Publication Date: March 23, 2013 | Publisher: Pen-n-a-Pad Publishing | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8
Summary: Join Billy and Monster in this third episode of the series titled Billy and the Monster who Ate All the Easter Eggs. Billy and Monster love all the holidays as they get to spend quality time together. However, their best holiday is Easter as they get to eat their favorite food…CHOCOLATE! This year, they’re spending Easter with Grandma Chocalicious who loves Chocolate even more than Billy. She’s an expert at making chocolate cake, chocolate waffles and even chocolate pasta. This year Grandma Chocalicious has made a pyramid of Easter eggs for her party on Easter Sunday. Billy and Monster want one of the Easter eggs but Grandma says they have to wait till Easter Sunday. What happens when Billy and Monster tip toe downstairs and the pyramid of Easter eggs comes falling down? Get your copy of this funny book for kids of all ages that is not only full of laughs but also has a lesson weaved in that you’ll love sharing with your loved ones.
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My Thoughts: Billy and the Monster Who Ate All the Easter Eggsis a lovely picture book with an underlying message about moderation. When Billy and Monster visit Grandma Chocalicious for Easter, they stumble upon a giant pyramid of chocolate Easter eggs that she created for Easter Sunday. When Billy and Monster wake up after midnight, they decide that since it is technically Easter they can have one of those tempting eggs, then another, then another, and so on until they are stuffed full of chocolate.
Needless to say, the next day Grandma is upset that the duo have made a mess and ruined the chocolate egg pyramid, but that is the least of Billy and Monster’s concern; because they both have a horrible tummy ache. Billy’s father patiently explains that when it comes to eating chocolate (and many other things), moderation is very important. I like how the author goes beyond just having Billy and Monster learn a lesson about moderation, by having them model the appropriate behaviour when they are offered more chocolate during the Easter celebration (i.e., stopping after one chocolate). To further drive the point home, Billy repeats to himself the lesson that he learned, thus making the underlying message of the book crystal clear.
The illustrations are all computer generated. I think kids will find them bright and colorful and will enjoy them. Billy and the Monster are quite adorable in the way they are depicted. I do have to say that although I understand that the “fart thing” runs through all of the Billy and the Monsterbooks, the one page mentioning farts really felt out of place in the story. I could have done without that page. That being said, my son howled with laughter at that part, so no doubt kids will find it hilarious.
My Bottom Line: Billy and the Monster Who Ate All the Easter Eggsis a lovely picture book featuring a duo of a young boy and his pet monster who gobble up a whole lot of chocolate Easter eggs and learn an important lesson about moderation when they wake up the next day with a terrible tummy ache. This would make a great read around Easter time for all those children who are waiting oh-so-patiently to dive into their Easter treats and I recommend this picture book for children ages 3 and older.
* I received this book free-of-charge by the author in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own. The author is participating in our Book Promotion services.
More Buzz About the Book
“Experience is the best teacher as Billy and his “purple shadow” learn a sweet lesson in Billy and the Monster Who Ate All the Easter Eggs. Beautifully illustrated, nicely formatted, this quick, easy story will be read over and over again.” ~ 5 Star Review, Julia B., Amazon
“My daughter has really been enjoying David Chuka’s Billy and Monster books. This is another fun addition to the “family.” As always, the story has a lovely moral (this time teaching the value of moderation – definitely the biggest word in the book)! It’s based on the very realistic theme of overindulging in chocolate/sweets, which virtually anyone can relate to and which kids find a lot of fun. And, awesome pictures as always. Definitely recommend it.” ~ 5 Star Review, Renee B., Amazon
“I really like the little monster in this book and how they get into trouble together. What child hasn’t snuck into the cache of candies that their parents have hidden? Cute story with a lesson for the little ones in your family!” ~ 5 Star Review, Patricia T., Amazon
“This is a cute story about a little boy Billy and his funny friend Monster. They love chocolate so much that they forget about obeying to older. At night, they sneaked to the chocolate egg pyramid, started eating the chocolate eggs and made a big mess. On the morning, they not only got in a big trouble, but they also got a bad stomach pain. They both had to learn a lessons about MODERATION. Nice illustrations, book well written.” ~ 5 Star Review, OPV, Amazon
“Billy and his monster friend enjoy lots of fun in this book, filled with great pictures and a cute story. It shares a lot about celebrating holidays, and intertwines humor and family love throughout the story. Hidden in the story is a nice message about eating in moderation, a well needed lesson in our culture of over-eating. Billy ends up being proud of himself and makes good decisions by the end of the book, while all the while sharing some adventures with his cute monster friend. Great read to share with your children or grandchildren year round, not just for the Easter holiday.” ~ 5 Star Review, Katie W., Amazon
About the Author: David Chuka
He’s gone on to write more books including the popular ‘Billy and Monster‘ series, a funny set of books about a little boy and his Monster who get into all sorts of funny situations and learn about moderation, friendship, self control, bravery etc. Young children can relate to Billy and you’ll love sharing his adventures with your children, grandchildren and loved ones. As a father himself, he has parents at heart when he writes. He recognizes that bedtime has to be one of the best parts of the day for parents and grandparents as it gives them the opportunity to bond with their little ones. He believes you’ll enjoy sharing his stories with your loved ones at bedtime. In David Chuka’s books, you can stay rest assured that quality and captivating images will always complement the story to ensure your loved ones are spell-bound as you read to them. Beginner readers will also enjoy discovering new words as they read his books. He has so many stories to tell and can’t wait to share them with you and your loved ones.
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