Ava the Monster Slayer by Lisa Maggiore

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Ava the Monster Slayer:  A Warrior Who Wears Glasses.  is a tale about a young girl who slays monsters right in her own basement.  Written by Lisa Maggiore, this story teaches young readers that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

In the story, we meet young Ava – a cute and adorable little girl.  One night before going to bed, she loses her favorite stuffed toy.  She soon learns that the toy is not lost at all, her mom left it in the dryer.  There’s just one big problem.  The dryer is in a dark and creepy place: the basement.  After unsuccessfully soliciting her mom and brother’s help in getting piggy, she learns that there are just some things that kids must do on their own.  Armed with a superhero cape and sword,  quirky Ava embarks on a very exciting rescue mission – proving that little kids can do big things.  Hidden behind this book is a message about being different and conquering your fears. With its bold and vibrant illustrations, this book is definitely more than meets the eyes.

Recommended for young readers between three and six.  For more information, visit the author’s website.

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