Blog Tour Stop! The Monster Catchers by George Brewington
When Smith Publicity asked me if I would join the blog tour for The Monster Catchers, I was an immediate yes.
Why would I agree to review a middle-grade children’s book you ask? Because I believe so strongly that everyone should read, at all ages. ESPECIALLY children.
I was an avid reader from the earliest age I can remember. I had a whole secret cabinet full of books that I could go rummage through to find a good story any time I wanted. My parents were amazing in supporting this interest of mine, and I grew up devouring the Boxcar Children, Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley Twins, Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley High series (and I mean every book that ever existed in every series) and eventually read my way all through V.C. Andrews.
Which is to say, I’ve always been a bookworm.
But I have loved books in this way BECAUSE they truly are this portable sort of magic - you can find yourself transported into full other worlds, tackle fears, gain courage, fight monsters, and live many lives all through the pages of a book.
My greatest joy is sharing reading with my nieces and nephews now - I love that they are learning to explore book series, and finding whole other worlds to delve into. This is the magic we need more of in the world, no question. And The Monster Catchers will be the next must-read recommendation they are all getting as end-of-the-school year gifts.
A father-son monster hunter duo must save the Bay Area from an evil villain in The Monster Catchers, a madcap middle-grade fantasy debut from George Brewington.
If there's something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call? Buckleby and Son!
Whether it's a goblin in the garden or a fairy in the attic, Bailey Buckleby and his dad can rid your home of whatever monster is troubling you—for the right price. But when Bailey discovers that his dad has been lying—their pet troll Henry is actually a kidnapped baby sea giant—he begins to question the family business. Enter Axel Pazuzu, criminal mastermind, who will stop at nothing to make a buck. With everyone and everything he loves in peril, it's up to Bailey to save his family and set things right in this funny, fantastical adventure.
This is truly a completely fun, easy to read, SUPER fun to read out loud, adventure story that any kid is going to fall in love with. This is the kind of fun fantasy world that you wish you had been reading as a kid yourself (but hey, whose to say that we can’t read middle grade books as adults!) and quite frankly I will be baffled if someone doesn’t turn this into a cute tv show. It would be amazing!
George is a terrifically descriptive writer, and the characters and monsters jump right off the pages like its playing out in front of you. Engaging, exciting, and completely engrossing, I would be shocked to see any kid bored with a story like this on their hands.
Which is to say, grab a copy of this one for the kiddo in your life - the only downfall is they will be begging you for the next book in the series before you know it.