cover image Donovan Scares the Monsters

Donovan Scares the Monsters

Susan Love Whitlock. Greenwillow Books, $12.95 (24pp) ISBN 978-0-688-06438-9

What do you do when you're visiting your grandparents and have nothing to do? For Donovan, the answer is simple: grab a broom and go on a hunt for monsters. Since Grandpa is asleep, he has to be quiet. But he tiptoes into Grandpa's room and peeks over the bed . . . ""GROWWWWWWWW!'' yells Grandpa, as the covers fly off. ``YOWWWWWWWW!'' yells Donovan. The pair collapse in laughter. This story handsomely conveys the special world that children and their grandparents occupya cozy, predictable place where time slows down. Abolafia offers lively, warm watercolors that complement Whitlock's sweet story. Ages 4-8. (March)