Sterling Children’s Books
August 2017 New Release
Ally-saurus & the Very Bossy Monster
Written & Illustrated by Richard Torrey
Ally-saurus is back – and ROARING louder than ever!
What happens when a bossy new girl tries to make everyone play by her rules?
Ally-saurus and her friends always have lots of fun playing pretend. They stomp, roar, and dance, each in their own special way. But a new girl, Maddie, wants everyone to play the way she wants, and everything she says. She decides the group is going to play monsters and crowns herself the queen! Can Ally-saurus help Maddie understand that bossiness is no fun at all?
I love this book. Love, love, love, love. One of my favourite parts about this book is the way Richard Torrey illustrates each page in mostly grey-scale for “real-life” with colours added in for the “imagination” parts. I have never seen a book illustrated in this way, and I think it is an absolute genius way of combining the “real” and the “pretend” side-by-side. For little ones, imaginary play can be very real and Richard Torrey understands this relationship perfectly!
The story itself is wonderful. It is silly, and fun, and not at all “preachy.” As a Mom of boys who are very imaginative, including some who had very complex relationships with their “imaginary friends” (I’m talking to you, Travis), I love how Richard Torrey connects the pretend with the real in a meaningful and believable way.
By the end, Hayden had a really good understanding of what it means to be a friend and how to cooperate so that everyone can have fun playing together!
It is a great book for Hayden and I to read together, and Hayden was able to read it alone with just a little help from me with some of the bigger words he didn’t recognize.
With charm and humour, Richard Torrey teaches a gentle lesson in respecting each other’s differences … and playing nice … in ALLY-SAURUS & THE VERY BOSSY MONSTER (Sterling Children’s Books, August 2017).
ABOUT Richard Torrey:
Richard Torrey is an author, artist, and editorial cartoonist. He has written and illustrated 15 books, including Sterling’s Ally-saurus & the First Day of School (2015); the popular Beans Baker series for Random House; and the three-book series Almost, Why?, and Because for HarperCollins. He’s also illustrated dozens of books for Simon & Schuster, Golden Books, McGraw-Hill, and Scholastic; has had his art published in Highlights, KidCity, and Inside Sports; and has created a successful line of greeting cards for Recycled Paper Greetings.
You can find out more about Richard Torrey by visiting him online and connecting with him on social media.
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Ally-saurus & the Very Bossy Monster is available to purchase wherever Sterling Children’s books are sold starting on August 8, 2017. Suggested Retail Price is $16.95 US/$19.95 CAN.
The Prize: One (1) reader will win Ally-saurus & the Very Bossy Monster ($16.95 US/$19.95 CAN).
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End Date: September 13, 2017
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Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching Netflix.
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