cover image Scarlet Monster Lives Here Level 1

Scarlet Monster Lives Here Level 1

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. HarperTrophy, $3.5 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-06-444098-1

Just moved in and ready to make friends, Scarlet Monster bakes brownies and turns her house into the picture of coziness. No one visits, though, and she draws her own sad conclusions about why she is being snubbed. ""But an ingenious storyteller knows how to change Scarlet's fortunes, and this book ends happily, in an echo of Kendrick's sunny, saucy, cartoons,'' PW noted. (48)