cover image Love Monster and the Lost Chocolate

Love Monster and the Lost Chocolate

Rachel Bright. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-374-34690-4

“Everybody knows that monsters seriously love chocolate,” so Bright’s Love Monster, back in a third book, is thrilled to find a box of chocolates on his doorstep. But Love Monster’s mind quickly starts racing: should he share the candy? “What if someone took the one he wanted most?” After Love Monster hides out at home, his conscience catches up with him; just as he’s ready to pass the chocolates around to his best friends, he learns that, this time, sharing is unnecessary. Bright’s story skirts the edge of being too message-heavy, but the infectious energy of her cartooning and narration keeps things silly and fun. Ages 2–4. (Dec.)