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Title:
Is there a monster in my closet?
Author:
Paiva, Johannah Gilman, author.
Publication Information:
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (6 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Benjamin is not afraid of the dark or of monsters. That is, until one night when the bumps in his closet become too noisy to ignore. He bravely explores his room, finding fuzzy monster friends who are just as afraid of him and his little dog, Rex, as he is of them! Enjoy this story of bravery and friendship even in unlikely places!
Language:
English
Reading Level:
003-008.
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ISBN:
9781633791176
Format :
DVD

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Benjamin is NOT afraid of the dark or of monsters. That is, until one night when the bumps in his closet become too noisy to ignore. He bravely explores his room, finding fuzzy monster friends who are just as afraid of him and his little dog, Rex, as he is of them! Enjoy this story of bravery and friendship even in unlikely places!


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There was only one place left for Benjamin to check: under his bed.--Benjamin is NOT afraid of the dark or of monsters. That is, until one night when the bumps in his closet become too noisy to ignore. He bravely explores his room, finding fuzzy monster friends who are just as afraid of him and his little dog, Rex, as he is of them! Enjoy this story of bravery and friendship even in unlikely places!


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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-A lackluster version of Johannah Gilman Paiva's picture book (Flowerpot, 2014), this adaptation suffers from a lack of animation. The accompanying music is light and jaunty, but fails to build the tension that would have better suited for a story about the discovery of monsters in a small boy's room. (The creatures are in full view of the audience, but are somehow missed by young Benjamin.) The only sound effect is the chirping of crickets to establish that it is night. It's unfortunate that the bumps that Benjamin hears to announce the appearance of the monsters aren't audible. The idea of frightened monsters that are comforted by humans is unoriginal, and this story doesn't provide a new twist, which makes the art more disappointing. It's hard not to compare this to the work of Mercer Mayer, who is one of many authors who has created much more imaginatively drawn creatures that might be a bit scary when first introduced. The resolution is quick and easy: the boy's dogs are friendly and pose no threat to the monsters. Everyone smiles, and Benjamin and his pooch, Rex, snuggle into bed, while the monsters tuck themselves under the bed and in the closet and everyone goes to sleep. This production presents a mild monster story that won't scare young children, and is not likely to inspire them either.-Constance Dickerson, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, OH (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.